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when the death is in danger
27 June 2019
A very short animation, with a splendid atmosphere, clever story, a lot of humor and inspired end. It works not only for the artistic virtues but for the wise manner to explore one of the most powerful fears and hopes. To use the Wild West as frame is, too, more than a good point but key for the fascination of film. A simple film, impecable made, reminding the run of the baldies from us.
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Serial Taxi (2013)
nice
26 June 2019
Amusing portrait of the impact of news. Beautiful animation, nice structure of tension and the lovely end . A cab driver. A business woman. A taxi killer. And an umbrella . Rain, posters, warnings. And the innocence working in the precise manner, with perfect effect.
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beautiful
26 June 2019
Its basic virtue is the precision. The old lady looking for help for her small shop. The enthusiastic young woman. The first task. And the last . A task interesting and provocative because it reminds the fears of the viewer in splendid manner. The real good thing / this short horror is part of noble old fashion family of genre.
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Absent (IV) (2017)
intense
26 June 2019
If you know a case like this, you feel the entire bitter air of story. A teacher. Her mother suffering dementia. An invitation from a neighbour and an evening in club. And the duty, the obvious responsability, without any alternative. An intense film . About configuration of a life without realistic alternatives. Beautiful cinematography, great performances. And precise definition of a painful aspect of the relatives of dementia patients. Defining them in profound sense.
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Masks (2010)
admirable
26 June 2019
The music of Karl von Kries. Covered by the animation of Patrick Smith. Result - a manifesto. Precise, simple, imaginative, fascinating. About revolution, resistance, about survive and final victory. For the public of Patrick Smith- nothing new. But energetic and hopeful and precise portrait of near reality, from consumerism to the freedom movements, from the fall of dictatorship to the way to change a dark situation to light. Short, a lovely job.
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Jacco's film (2009)
seductive
26 June 2019
...for its high honesty. A boy. His family. And the status of director of young man for build the happiness. Him, but, more important, the other's. Michael Nierse's performance is the best part. The innocence , the try to change the tensions and conflicts between parents, the desired friends , the imaginary succes to the girls, the grandparents, the postman and his hapiless, and the knowledge of Jacco, the project, the addiction of father and the fries. A seductive/bitter film. For realism. Maybe, for its special form of optimism.
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well crafted
26 June 2019
A motel room. A young woman. A man . A tough dialogue and a huge mistake. The music, story and performance - admirable. The lead virtue - possibility of many interpretation of events. Short, a beautiful horror.
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One Winter Weekend (2018 TV Movie)
just Hallmark
26 June 2019
If you love the Hallmark winter romance cliches, it must see it !Because each of them is present and, in essence, it is a nice thing. The ice princess, the good heart guy, who preserve secret his identity, the boss ignoring the weekend of her people, the correct policy in racial percentage, the revelation and storm changing everything. The coffee cups, the secret dreams and memories of childhood and, off course, the lovely friendship. Nothing new but not boring . So, just Hallmark.
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The Name of the Rose: Episode #1.7 (2019)
Season 1, Episode 7
duels
26 June 2019
It is the episode of Rupert Everett and Fabrizio Bentivoglio. And the words of novel are, in inspired manner, resurrected. The only sin remains the desire of director to give more a good adaptation but a huge fresco. The intention is honest and admirable. The result is more or less reasonable. The motif - it is a great novel, in every senses. To mix the love story, heresies stories and the work of William of Baskerville in a huge ball is risky. Sure, the episode gives, in beautiuful sense, the expected Bernardo Gui. The problem , one of them, of course, remains the los Anna.
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Home Sweet Home (VIII) (2013)
beautiful
26 June 2019
A road movie. It is the simple definition of this lovely short animation. Well crafted, impressive visually, story of two houses in a long travel, sensitive, colorful, it has the virtue to give a profound trace in memory. The sin - maybe the storytelling. The team behind "Home Sweet Home" knows the public of their creation and they suppose than you know the details, you can imagine the nuances, the story is more than familiar. And it is but, in the second part, you are alone. The houses moving, the seasons, the weather are good pillars but not enough because they do not suply the story itself. But sure, as embroidery of memories, it works in beautiful manner.
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Te Toca (2019)
the final state
25 June 2019
A delicate subject. A film who, at the first sigh, seems not convincing. But its purpose is not to present a case, to sensibilize or to change. But to propose a possibility and to provoke to honesty. So, it is a surprising film for the grace and for the state of viewer after final credits. Decent performances, a game, words and the confession, the dialogue between Santiago and his sister and the last word, about fragility and about your turn. Not the artistic virtues are significant in this case but the delicacy to give another perspective about brotherhood, loneliness, friendship and way to discover yourself. An inspired one. And profound useful. So, the seed of a state of mind . And soul.
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good job
25 June 2019
A simple story, good special effects, the idea of justice and, after Marvel universe, a not so strange character looking for do what it must be done. A good short film, with a powerfull end, with nice science to build the tension and dialogue. Short, good start for a new serie.
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Two Worlds (2015)
about generosity
25 June 2019
A touching short animation. A robot from space. A bizarre creature on a barren planet. A clash. And a new beginning, mix of patience and compassion, friendship and solidarity. Its lovely simplicity is the basic virtue of this short film reminding basic, fundamental things, defining each of us.
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Black Holes (2017)
good point
25 June 2019
A large and complex embroidery. Cultural references, irony in high levels, absurde situations, realism used in special manner. And something giving status of fascinating to a short animation about Cosmos a melon and a not so happz Dave.
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Warmachine (2017)
fragment of game
25 June 2019
An old story of fight between light and darkness, two characters from a popular game, futuristic atmosphere, tension, fights and adrenaline, woman power and the help of the last moment. All- familiar. A gift for fans and a nice short animation. Robots, Victoria Halez against Warwitch Deneghra. And the expected end.
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Book Club (I) (2018)
awfull
25 June 2019
The only motif to see this film can be its cast. Not else. The sory is silly, the pretext - the worst, the performances - surprising in bad sense or ridiculous în profound one, the storytelling- chaotic . Sure , I am not a reader of 50 Shades of Grey and the feminist- girl stuffs- sexual references are not from my interest circle. And I am male. But the film has all the efforts to be real bad. With succes. And the result - its status of "horror". Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton,Mary Steenburgen, Andy Garcia,Don Johnson, Richard Dreyfuss, Wallace Shawn or Craig T. Nelson deserve more respect after not exactly ordinary careers. But, sure, money, easy public succes or bad impression about public are roots of this "artistic" garbage.
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Victim (2013)
orrect job
25 June 2019
It represents a college project in Creative Media Production. This not an excuse for its simplicity but good explanation for a decent short horror, respecting the classic recipe, using in correct manner the urban legend of Slender Man, proposing beautiful, inspired cinematography, a story reminding a sketch and reasonable performance. Sure, it is not impressive. But it works in interesting way and propose a real nice film.
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the host
25 June 2019
The subject is familiar. Maybe, too familiar. An ancient creature. A single man becoming its host. Phsycal metamorphosis, with dramatic consequences. Good sound, nice performance, the accident giving sense to an ordinary life. The end is not, too, a surprise. But the usual "well crafted" becomes more in this case because you feel each scene as a mix of pain and happiness , scene by scene, level by level, feeling the thrill of old fashion horrors of "50 s .
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lovely
25 June 2019
A love story. An old fashion one, reminding billboards of "50 s and all the atmosphere of that period, the shy guy looking for the best way to send his message to the girl who he loves , the tragedy changing everything, including the long expectation, across decades, for a sign from her. The off voice is the great detail giving magic to this real lovely short animation.
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good start points
25 June 2019
A wide-ranged problems, from the crisis of middle -age man to the loneliness of an venerable client and his obsession about a young architect , from murder to the tensions in family, from purpose of life to the beginning of to be yourself. Nice performances , especially Oscar Martinez and Joaquin Furriel. And a not small problem - the coherence missing. Moral problems, a beautiful young woman without a real specific place, good intentions,the honest guy out of the circle of his apathy. The film has many start points to be great. Or remarkable. But, unfortunately, it is not. First, because it is not convincing or coherent, or enough dark. Only, melancholic. Maybe, in not the right dosis.
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a love story
24 June 2019
Maybe too contemporary. Seductive for reflection of ordinary reality, for the fine humor, for great twist before the end, for the many tries for obtain the attention of the love of my life . And, sure, the opposition between mobile phone and book. Seductive, ironic, honest , simple charming. A profound beautiful short animation. Maybe, useful. A love story. And its unexpected - but hopped- happy end.
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Initium (2013)
well crafted
24 June 2019
A noble mission. A dramatic challenge. And a terrible - for its significance - run. A well crafted animation and many familiar scenes. So, dynamic, good thriller, admirable construction of tension and the expected animation. To save the Earth. And the time travel as basic tool and last hope.
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Voile Noir (2012)
beautiful
24 June 2019
Warning: Spoilers
Its great virtue is to be a short film for a real large target. From the fans of video games - at different level in this case -, to the airplanes or wars fans, from the admirers of precision and beauty of French animation to the connaisseurs of dystopian circles. Two pilots. A mission. The fall of one. The difficult effert of the other. The reality after 90 years later. A statue. A flag. A word. The story seems , in the first part, just a pretext for the airoplanes fly and the tension of fight. But it works in beautiful way. And that is the significant detail.
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The Name of the Rose: Episode #1.6 (2019)
Season 1, Episode 6
not inspired architecture
24 June 2019
The confrontation between Remigio da Varagine and Bernardo Gui is the axis of episode. Two example of good performances. The sin of serie - maybe the architecture. The desire or ambition to give a total serie or a serie for all tastes do not work. Too many "ornaments", to easy game with fragments of novel. The performances are the good tool for support a too simple and baroque construction. But, sure, out of good intentions or nice try, important remains the atmosphere, the texture of clothes, the small details and the paper aspect of church .
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Volans (2014)
a travel
24 June 2019
Like each film by Murat Sayginer, it represents a clash. Between a fascinating story and a great animation. A film about flying fishes. In essence, a wise, tender exploration of life. Like each short animation of Sayiginer , a travel. Inside yourself.
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