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Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine

2012's slate of Oscar-nominated live-action shorts are a diverse lot that uniformly focuses limited screen time on character. There's not a disingenuous moment in the bunch.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine

February 26, 2012
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Where feature films conform to the three-act structure of drama, movie short subjects are more like short stories.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

February 9, 2012
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Peter McDonald's "Pentecost'' is the standout here...

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 9, 2012
Brian Tallerico
The Deadbolt

There are stand-outs in both programs including a new short by Pixar (that will play in front of Brave this summer) and a stellar drama starring Ciaran Hinds from director Terry George.

Full Review Source: The Deadbolt | Original Score: 4.5/5.0

February 9, 2012
David Fear
Time Out New York
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All but the most ardent 'toon fans are advised to skip the Animated program, which this year traffics in nothing but Pixarish whimsy .

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

February 7, 2012
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

The Oscar nominees for Live Action Shorts come down to five conventional narratives.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

February 7, 2012
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The keeper of the bunch was the delightfully daffy "God of Love," in which a lovesick lounge singer (Luke Matheny, who wrote and directed) finds himself in possession of magical darts that make the victim fall in love for six hours.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 4, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Here's what's in the running - and which are my favorites.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

February 23, 2011
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com

It's hard to believe that these are the ten best shorts of the year but it's a case of a good program that is only disappointing if one hopes that the Oscar nominees would be great instead of just good.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 4.0/5.0

February 18, 2011
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Only "God of Love" seems a bit slight and amateurish for Academy Award contention.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: A-

February 15, 2011
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A varied lot, in both subject and quality. But they're an interesting bunch, well worth taking a look at.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B-

February 15, 2011
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Na Wewe from Belgium and Wish 143 from the U.K. are the standouts in an otherwise lackluster group of Oscar-nominated live-action shorts.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 14, 2011
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Offers three beautifully written films and two weaker ones that could have fleshed out with more imagination. God of Love deserves to win the Oscar.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 6.827521/10

February 13, 2011
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

This impressive showcase of cinematic treasures all have in common the amazing way that a complete story arc comes to fruition in a brief amount of time. My pick to win is "Wish 143" from the United Kingdom.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 12, 2011
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune

For a category that could serve as a showcase for the next generation, it's an opportunity wasted.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 11, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Like any compilation, it's a mixed bag, but this year's films are stronger than those of the past several years.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

February 11, 2011
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Catholicism and kids: Narratively speaking, it's the gift that keeps on giving

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 11, 2011
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

,,, all manage to do something that longer films frequently don't accomplish: tell a story with a beginning, middle and end and with characters we can care about.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 8/10

February 10, 2011
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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Gone are the days of "selected shorts" on movie bills, but thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

February 10, 2011
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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The nondocumentary live-action shorts are the weakest (of the oscar shorts series), most of them exercises in genre and attitude without much to say or show beyond an attempt at virtuosity or emotional impact.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 10, 2011
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