2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action Reviews

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February 15, 2019
From a son of white supremacists to real-life child murderers, the young men in four out of five of this year's films plunge into a darkness where adults fear not tread.
February 8, 2019
Grim dramas dominate in a generally strong program.
February 7, 2019
This year's Oscar-nominated shorts carry plenty of emotional weight in their compact running times with stories that span life's breadth.
February 7, 2019
Four of the titles in question feature a child in some kind of horrific danger - whether it involves kidnapping, murder, accidental death or racial violence.
February 6, 2019
What awful childhood traumas are gnawing at the members of the Academy's short films and feature animation branch?
February 6, 2019
The future may look grim in these four shorts, but at least the next generation will have some great actors. All of the children in these shorts are excellent.
February 5, 2019
Academy members need a collective hug. How else to explain the weird abundance of films about children in severe distress, and aging adults ruminating on loss and mortality?