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Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Reviews

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February 19, 2013
On the whole an okay selection. The most moving was MONDAYS AT RACINE. I don't know why exactly, but the pain these ordinary women felt while getting their heads shaved touched me. The most interesting was REDEMPTION. Seeing people subsist largely or even entirely on nickels from bottles and cans was fascinating. If I were to pick one of these for an Oscar it would be this one. The one they will probably pick is INOCENTE, about an often homeless girl artist and her strained relationship with her illegal alien mother. It was okay. KINGS POINT was better. The dramas of old Floridians is sustainable for 50 minutes, but no more. OPEN HEART was okay, but not gripping. Sick kids should be, and Africa is an exciting and exotic locale, but the kids did not SEEM sick, and much of the time was spent in a nice Western-style (and financed) hospital.
February 15, 2013
Mondays at Racine ***** Inocente ***** Kings Point **** Redemption *** Open Heart **
February 10, 2013
Do yourself a favor and see these films.
½ February 10, 2013
This was a great set of not very short shorts. See it!
February 10, 2013
I especially enjoyed Mondays at Racine, Inocente, and Open Heart.
February 3, 2013
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½ February 20, 2012
Mini-reviews of the ones I saw.
(A-) "Incident in New Baghdad" Great focus. Harrowing story.
(A) "Saving Face" Inspiring in its quest for justice and heart-wrenching in its stories. Brilliant work.
(A) "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"- Eye-opening, powerful look at recovery after a disaster.
(A-) "The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement"- Intriguing tale of a dream realized.
½ February 19, 2012
all good, I vote for the "Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"
February 7, 2012
So good! Go see them!
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