Reviews

  • by chickswritingpartner on 06/05/2014
    Congrats on getting your short film done and out there. Hope you're working one another. Overall, I liked this one. It's economical in getting to its key moments and reveal at the end wraps everything up nicely. There was one awkward moment for me. When the husband gets a phone call in the middle of his speech ti seemed forced that he would pick it up like that. Later... read
  • A review of Choppers @ Noon
    by roberthenry on 06/04/2014
    Is this really a short film? Thats what kept going through my head while watching this. At the beginning I thought I was going to watch an experimental film, but then all of a sudden it cuts to the filmmaker complaining about being a filmmaker, seemingly based on some bad critiques of his film. He then decides that his film maybe wasn't that great and goes on to tell us... read
  • A review of THE MAFIA TYPE
    by roberthenry on 06/04/2014
    I see that this was originally submitted about 8 years ago, so I'm not sure if my feedback will be relevant at all, so I'll keep it brief since I was assigned to it. For the most part, it was entertaining. Most of the acting was pretty good and the cinematography looks good. I'm only saying no because the quality of the video on this site is rather poor, so it could have been... read
  • by ReturningVideoTape on 06/04/2014
    This is a tough one for me to review because I'm not really sure what it is. First, I think this was an experimental film, but then performance footage came in, which made me think it was a music video. After that I noticed the footage was from a live performance (not scheduled for a film shoot). This made me believe that this is a weird fan made unofficial music video. All... read
  • A review of I Held
    by ReturningVideoTape on 06/04/2014
    I actually stopped watching this once I realized I didn't know how to actually review this short film. I wouldn't so much call this a short film as its really more of a documentation of a performance piece. I suppose I could review the documentation of it, but that seems like an exercise in futility.
  • A review of Toni
    by neverquitt on 06/04/2014
    Makes a good pitch, but some technical issues. In future, be careful with sound and editing - both are sometimes disorienting. Moreover, when casting actors, especially for this kind of genre, make sure they know how to own the language spoken by these kinds of characters. Or have them research and rehearse with people that are familiar/similar to these types of roles. I'm... read
  • A review of Optimistic 9
    by neverquitt on 06/04/2014
    What worked best for me is the way Christopher Dunnes told his story, OPTIMISTIC 9. He made bold choices with his cinematographer and editor using chilling shots composed by an engaging rhythm. What worked least for me is the leading actress and the ending. Needless to say, stories of this kind are very challenging for an actor. Despite, what seems to be, a dedicated actress,... read
  • A review of Shelter by the Sea
    by Nidhi on 06/03/2014
    Story of the man who lives in a shelter by the sea, seems like a piece of sad French cinema. At most it is a character sketch of some guy. Everyone has a story. But we don't care about everyone's story. Honestly, little to care about this nobody's story as well. Sorry, not my cup of tea.
  • A review of The Infinite Flu
    by adricm009 on 06/03/2014
    I really enjoyed this. The acting was really great, it was shot well and the story concept is very interesting. It looks like the ADR is off a bit though at a few points. I assume that wasn't intentional, but if it was, the reason isn't very clear. I would also suggest using some different B-roll at the beginning. Right now its fine and it works, but I bet you could easily... read
  • A review of Respect 101
    by adricm009 on 06/03/2014
    You have a very nice concept here, but I think it unfortunately got lost a bit in the acting. The Dad is pretty solid for the most part, but both the boys weren't great. Also, there was a lack of atmosphere. I felt like the lighting and sound should have been pushed a bit further and moodier. Also, watch those handheld shots. A lot of shots were on sticks, so when a shot comes... read
  • A review of Regret
    by serge rocco on 06/02/2014
    The poor production values and handling of the material makes it almost impossible to get into the story. You donít want to start a movie with static shots, but instead you want something that is eye catching, that lures the viewer into the movie. Or else, you need outstanding dialogues and first-rate actors. The acting here is terrible. Any worthwhile film project starts... read
  • by Smythee on 06/02/2014
    "Jesus & Santa Bar Chat" What is the point of this film? The script is clearly written by someone with no idea of how to entertain, or engage an audience. The film features terrible non acting. Why did the film maker use computer generated voices ? The voices are utterly awful. Random racism too! The comment about Jamaica is tasteless and offensive. The animation is poor... read
  • A review of Respect 101
    by Frankvespe on 06/02/2014
    I could write the word "Great" fifty times to satisfy this review's requirements, but instead: great editing, great acting, great story line, great lighting, great message produced and directed in a timeless message for today's audience, all around a great little film; oooopsss, gotta go, just got an important text....
  • A review of Brides of Desire
    by actorlawrencemoran on 06/02/2014
    I will be quick and to the point as I am an American actor and respect all of my fellow artists...I AM NOT A CRITIC. STORY: Excellent! The final shot sequence was perfect! It laid out in a logical fashion who this man was, what he was doing at this hotel. Solid storyline and shot sequence from top to bottom! SHOTS: The only issue I had was with the medium/long shot in the... read
  • A review of THE MAFIA TYPE
    by **DELETED ACCOUNT** on 05/30/2014
    It is always a challenge for me to deal with anything that has that "mafia" thing label on it. Hence, I was relieved and pleasantly surprised that the film has not much to do with either violence or mafia proper, but is a rather light short comedy. One of the merits of the work is its flow, something not all that common in shorts, in low budget ones in particular - I appreciated... read