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The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action Reviews

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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
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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
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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 ...
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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.
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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.