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Reviews

  • A review of REDtest
    by williamf129 on 09/02/2014
    First, there is nothing terrifying or hallucinatory about the images. I don't know, I am trying to be helpful here, but I am not sure where to start. Let's start with the camera angles: they are ordinary, nothing about them suggests hallucination, or terror. The 'actors': same thing; nothing in their actions or reactions to suggest... well, anything. Too generic. The lighting:... read
  • A review of The Last Fade Out
    by chicks on 09/01/2014
    Some nice atmosphere going on here. I especially love the rain. Really gives that damp achy feel of a New England winter. A couple of shaky handheld shots that distract a bit. I think the stationary shots work better for the pace and tone. I would let the editing breath just a little more for the same reason. I'd say the same with the dialogue. Leave an awkward pause... read
  • A review of The Last Fade Out
    by nathanielupshaw on 08/30/2014
    I like the color scheme of the film and the eccentric young hit man. However, I couldn't connect with the Old Man wanting revenge for his daughter's death. One moment where this could have helped in connecting with him is if we could have seen him leave a couple flowers at her grave, or even see him induce a lot of drugs, sex, and be careless with other hits to show his pain... read
  • by Optimus50 on 08/30/2014
    I will have to say the that the photography was good, shots were intermixed and angles of view were as constructive as you can be basing an entire movie in the car. I wasn't really happy with the car almost hitting the girl and then her just walking around the side and getting in, you missed a great opportunity to really get the audience involved, i mean who doesn't gawk at... read
  • A review of April Dreams
    by InPost on 08/29/2014
    Wow! What an awesome location to shoot in. Kudos for that if nothing else. And choosing the time of day to shoot was brilliant. Now, having said that, I hope you can take my critique in the most positive way as possible as that is how it is intended. The story is ok, but not really developed in the sense I really care what is happening or about the character at all. Also the... read
  • A review of Madman Tape 3
    by lcrae29 on 08/26/2014
    I like the fact that the film was in black and white, and I also like the many ways the filmmaker showed us the main character's inner thought with the superimposition of the face. The editing was good here - it played a big role in making us feel on edge - similar to how the main character was feeling. I liked the twist at the end - I won't say what it is in case someone... read
  • A review of Lonely Joe (Final)
    by lcrae29 on 08/26/2014
    I didn't see the other versions of this film, but the film had a good story to it and I was able to follow it thanks to Joe's voiceover at the end. I liked the computer animation - it was well done. However, one of the things that bothered me in the film was the woman's lack of speech. Why couldn't we understand what she was saying? The editing was okay, but it could've been... read
  • A review of REDtest
    by TimothyStrader on 08/26/2014
    Some really cool shots. I really enjoyed the framing, the camera movement and the close ups. The shot where she is looking at her doppelgangers from the stair well...awesome. Love the backlight, overexposure in the stair well. And, she has a wonderfully expressive face. She looks malicious on the left and sweet but evil on the right. Then, the real girl (I guess she's the... read
  • OK Non Credited Review
    by danielmgee3281 on 08/23/2014
    If I had to judge what I saw I would say it was a sort of Half way house for addicts. They were struggling to transition off drugs and are still dependent on whatever chemical or lifestyle they are currently in. The use of the singer and ending on the lyrics and him on the bed left me to reflect on the lives I just briefly witnessed. If this was a trailer I am certainly eager... read
  • A review of tulip or rose
    by mcmason on 08/23/2014
    Thanks for the opportunity to review your work. I thought the film did a nice job of tackling difficult subject matter. I also liked the final shot where we see the couple together for the first time, face to face. That was sweet. A few of the problems I had: 1) The angle is the same for the majority of the film (he is sitting and she is standing), and they stand there... read
  • by TimothyStrader on 08/22/2014
    Wow! Really great use of the various film effects: Super 8, color, B&W. It made the home feel so sterile and surreal. It really added to the story. Overall, a great story. Man is slowly losing his wife to complacency. He enlists the help of a young guy to try and understand it better. Then, finds a way to put some fire back into it. Really, I only have a few criticisms. One,... read
  • by InPost on 08/22/2014
    Well, it isn't a bad piece of work. It just isn't remarkable in any sense. With all due respect to the film makers, I just didn't personally find it to be more than just, barely adequate. Adequate production, acceptable quality, bare minimum technically, feels like the basic video setting on a stills camera. Editing, music, lighting, sound, all acceptable, but that's it. Acting... read
  • by danielmgee3281 on 08/22/2014
    I enjoyed the build up to the end. I was pleasantly surprised to see the killer not be the boyfriend/lover. I enjoyed the psychosis of thought and the use of transitions as flashbacks to her remembering it was her and not her lover. I also like how you killed the lover off as well. The camera work was great the story was great and the use of color or the lack there of was great... read
  • A review of REDtest
    by Kristenwade on 08/21/2014
    The notion of coming down to the basement and seeing two other versions of yourself who are seeming to judge and laugh at you is an interesting idea for a dream. As with many pieces that fall on the more artsy side, I think much is left open for interpretation. Before reading the synopsis, I thought this short was about self-doubt. After having read it, I don't think I got... read
  • by EugyBizzaro on 08/21/2014
    O.M.G., the beat of the film is burned onto my brain. Elmerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, you did it to me again. Zapped me. Always tongue-in-cheek, always twisted and a little on the dark side of life but always entertaining. Except for the slasher film you made. Anyhoo, it never dawned on me that Elmer ever went to school. I don't know why, I guess I always thought that Elmer just happened... read