"Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result."

- Oscar Wilde


  • A review of Book of James
    by Nidhi on 03/25/2014
    What is the purpose of this story? It has Act-1 and Act-3 but Act-2 is clearly missing. When you made this film, what character growth did you set for the two altar boys? Neither do I see any plot. The only good thing is that you have two characters, one location and good camerawork. Sound could have been better.
  • A review of The Infinite Flu
    by dedekmraz on 03/25/2014
    Innovative idea, definetly the first time I heard of someone callin in dead to work! Positives: - good original idea - convincing acting - good pacing, - well written dialogue Negatives: - Intro music is cut prematurely. I know it was the intention to make abrubt transition from the intro to the 1st scene, but you should let the music play out its final tone and then make... read
  • A review of Rituals
    by max sappa on 03/25/2014
    Here I was thinking 'I don't want to watch another Elmer Lang' film and I was righ...wrong... so wrong. I really liked Rituals. Your talent (the man) re-told the Orwell's stories so well and with conviction (this guy has lived life... yes lived) that when I saw the credits appearing I was a tad sad. Good... actually beautiful work.
  • A review of Lonely Joe (Final)
    by dedekmraz on 03/25/2014
    Great short! Believe me, you wont finish watching this film with a straight face. Very well thought, witty variation of a well known biblical story, well not necessarily that one, but one that has been repeating itself for ages. Its well paced and scripted, as said before the dialogue is very witty. Enjoyed this short! Keep up the good work.
  • A review of Celebration
    by max sappa on 03/25/2014
    Let's celebrate the acting and the cinematography and then... Well, this is a 9 minute version of a something that was longer? Shorter? I dunno! Well for now I'd say that it feels a bit long for a story that you see coming. Of course, I did expect an elimination/killing/execution at some point and yet by the end of it I was begging to come as fast as possible. The beginning... read
  • A review of Naughty Girl
    by max sappa on 03/25/2014
    This is my third review of another unclassifiable Elmerlang's work. His style is kind of starting to grow a bit - hopefully not like an ingrown toenail though - on me. Kind-a. Perhaps I am one of those people who when they see comedy, romance and sci-fi/fantasy wants to see a tale/a narrative/an account/a yarn/a legend... with all of the above rather then experimental work... read
  • A review of Respect 101
    by Martin Zima on 03/24/2014
    Well, I totally haven't expected the ending. First of all, I must lift up the main character and work with him. Nice exposition of hist attitudes, backstory, that gives urgency to his action, the police sirens, injection sprayed into the eye of one of the captives... All that does not give us rest, until the final fight, when the "last man standing/laying" is as desperate as... read
  • A review of Pictures By My Mama
    by ejjambaro on 03/23/2014
    All honesty, it just wasn't entertaining. Documentary films should be something that's interesting to the audience, that gives some sort of message and not just be a glorified vanity to the person this was dedicated to. I didn't see no political statements, just that the old was old and that times have changed which is basically the status quo. It needed a hook but I'll take... read
  • A review of Sleeping Dogs
    by dedekmraz on 03/23/2014
    Positives: - Cinematography. Beautifully shot, nice lighting, good shots that go in hand with what is happening with the story. Various techniques of shooting. Nicely done. - Good acting, especially from the actor who plays Bones - great sound! Very good sound effects and postproduction in general. Negatives: - the begining is very slow paced and long, could be a little... read
  • A review of Dog Days
    by dedekmraz on 03/23/2014
    Nice short, with a well thought story. Acting and camerawork are a little of sometimes, but all in all a fun to watch film. POSITIVES: - good story - well paced, viewer is never bored, and excited about what's going to happen next - Actor who plays Troy gives a great perfromance - Cinematography is generaly good, albeit with some exceptions NEGATIVES: - Mafia boss/bartender... read
  • by max sappa on 03/23/2014
    Having puppets in a comedy horror works very well. Firstly, there is nothing new about horror these days, so it is quite improbable to make a fan squirm and/or scare. That is why I did enjoy the idea and the production values. The music, the cinematography and the direction works very well. Yes, but... ... but now let's talk about the horror... what I didn't really enjoy:... read
  • A review of THE MAFIA TYPE
    by redtruck204 on 03/22/2014
    Sorry, couldn't resist. I know there should be no discussion about HD vs SD but the quality of the resolution was very distracting. Too many blocky artifacts. At times you did look like a cross between Ray and Harry Shearer. That aside, I enjoyed this very much. Well put together, location work excellent, overall feel was very real, not something a couple of kids threw... read
  • A review of Noir
    by redtruck204 on 03/22/2014
    As with all young filmmakers, casting friends/people who are young impacts the final project. We have all done it because we have to at some point. So- the actors are too young for the parts they play. There, I've said it. (but you already know this.) Moving on. This was a very nicely shot piece. Good composition and some fine angles and camera work. Also the lighting choices... read
  • by magi hart on 03/22/2014
    Elmer takes me on a journey to no where...along the way is pain, shock, a chuckle, and wonder. A map of sorts teases, and I could've lingered with it a few moments- the sighting just a flash, not enough time to focus. But the ride is no less rewarding. I'm taken far and wide...into lost values... suffering...a giggle of relating...only to return to question. What is "Don't... read
  • by max sappa on 03/20/2014
    I don't know what I have just watched and I feel even strange now reviewing it. Technically speaking I didn't mind it. It was simply shot (a selfie of a shooting I guess), edited and there was an interesting use of archive footage. The music was appropriate for the material... well, let's talk about the material... As human beings we always try to make a meaning out of anything... read
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