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The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
There's a little something for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 7, 2013
Every film is a balance of style and storytelling, the ideas explored and the medium used to express them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Leah Churner
Austin Chronicle
February 7, 2013
This year's Live Action lineup honors a group of directors who've had successful careers in advertising, acting, recording, and arts activism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 4, 2013
Of the three different contests for best short film - documentary, live action and animation - the live action nominees are the strongest category.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2013
If you're primed for the sudden shifts in tone, style, story and look, the payoff is one provocative and evocative film after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 1, 2013
A delightful set of films spanning genres, styles and the globe in just one outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 1, 2013
Although all technically accomplished, this year's batch of live-action shorts is more uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
February 1, 2013
Typically eclectic and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
February 1, 2013
In between these bookends are some fascinating and diverse offerings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
February 1, 2013
Lives up to its status as an annual Oscar-season treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 31, 2013
As unreliable as the Academy Awards may be at every possible level, it's a relief to encounter the 2013 Oscar-nominated shorts ...
Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters
January 31, 2013
My pick among the live action shorts is Shawn Christensen's "Curfew" (19 minutes), mainly because it has all the conventional elements required of a narrative film, and yet is also really out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
January 31, 2013
While there are few genuine knockouts, the 2013 crop is an improvement over last year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 31, 2013
[They] will expand your worldview.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 31, 2013
I could see any of the live-action shorts winning the top prize, which is partly a reflection of their quality and partly because none truly stands out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jeff Shannon
Chicago Sun-Times
January 31, 2013
They may be short on humor, but they compassionately illuminate the state of our world, our frailties and foibles, and our capacity to survive the challenges that life throws at our feet.
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
January 30, 2013
Strong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 30, 2013
My favorite film of the lot is the French-Belgian 'Death of a Shadow'... a steampunkish science fantasy...
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 30, 2013
A field of five films, every one as deserving and brilliant as the best of the best picture nominees this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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