2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action Reviews

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February 20, 2019
My pick: Vincent Lambe's controversial and profoundly harrowing 'Detainment,' a dramatization of the real-life police interrogations of the 10-year-old boys who killed a toddler in England in 1993.
February 13, 2019
In a slate of assured, thought-provoking works, Detainment stands apart as exceptionally powerful and appropriately unsettling.
February 10, 2019
In the wake of the president's State of the Union address, I thought it opportune to deliver my State of the Oscar Shorts for 2019. And, sad to report, they are anything but strong.
February 9, 2019
I don't know if this is the worst batch the Academy has ever managed to compile for consideration, but it's a pretty bad bunch. Some of the films are downright insulting.
February 8, 2019
One of the shorts, 'Detainment,' is a profound, sobering drama featuring remarkable performances from its two young leads.
February 8, 2019
They represent the best in class from around the world and are selected on the basis of merit, but there are some uncannily unifying themes in evidence.
February 7, 2019
Skin is highly recommended, as is the "Live Action" shorts package in general.
February 7, 2019
Rarely has the short film category, especially the features and animated films, been dominated so completely by children in extreme distress and mopey narratives about aging. Some of them are extremely good.
February 5, 2019
The 2019 Oscar nominated live action shorts hail from Spain, the UK, Canada and U.S., but while they take on many genres - true crime, mystery, coming of age adventure and drama - they all have one thing in common, death.
February 5, 2019
Review: The 2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
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