"Art is not a mirror to reflect the work but a hammer with which to shape it."

- Vladimir Mayakovsky


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  • A review of White Room
    by mattlock on 03/20/2012
    Sorry Mazhar, I hate to say it but it's nothing we haven't all read and seen before, the bit about his daughter was grim to say the least! I felt like you threw that in to shock us into some interest, Was the devil in white from the film Constantine by any chance?. Redemption comes from the heart not by being backed into a corner, you should have let his wife into the room,... read
  • A review of Wee Entity
    by dtpro99 on 08/26/2003
    Cute. Nice use of lighting, and suspense. Pretty obvious UFO elements (use of lighting as known by X files genre). Kudos to the animation inserted into the middle of it. Nice job. And the ending punchline? Uh, okay. Whats the moral of the story? Is that 50 words?
  • by chinaski on 01/12/2003
    I really liked this one. Silence can be very scary. It made me think, rather than placing evrything out in front of me. I thought it did a good job of building the suspense. When he peeked around the top of the steps and saw himself ( doppleganger?) at the bottom of the stairs, I was scared @#$%less. Great job, keep up the good work.
  • A review of Lady X: The Client
    by burgos387 on 05/23/2005
    I found this to be an interesting sort but it left me with more questions then answers, which maybe what the writing/directing team wanted. I found Lady X to be rather sloppy for a mystery woman. The team found here quite easily, and seemed to be able to trail her without a problem, which bothered me. Why can't they capture someone that can be tracked so easily? Where the... read
  • A review of Baby x
    by OLFP on 03/07/2003
    I disagree with some of the reviews that Baby X received. I personally liked the home video feel to it because when violence in the home happens it is never in beautiful glossy photography that one remembers it. It's your vision! So if you see it as shaky and choppy or dark then that's all there is to it. Anyone who can't relate or understand what abuse or domestic violence... read
  • A review of Lady X: The Client
    by IMG on 12/30/2003
    Although I almost sent this to the HOJ for review at first, upon viewing this it does tell a complete story by itself. There is a fine line on something like this with a self-professed episodic production, but it does stand on its own two legs so I decided to let it go. Camera work, audio, editing were all very good. The story was a bit weak, but the use of the "flash back"... read
  • A review of Angel's Kiss
    by **DELETED ACCOUNT** on 07/22/2012
    I won't mention typos -- There were many but I wanted to focus on the story. I like the concept, but plausibility is lacking. Unless Angel was retarded and drooling on herself, no initiation pressure, would prompt her to put a gun to a General's head. Not believable. I would suggest framing her. Your narratives composed a novel. Every action, glance, jump, kick, was described... read
  • A review of xyz.
    by **DELETED ACCOUNT** on 12/07/2005
    Not a great film, but Coen certainly displays more of a command of film as a visual form than most of the films I've recently reviewed. I must also say that even though this entire film is, very basically, three people eating soup - there is more atmosphere, suspense, and tension here than in the other submissions I've seen. But Coen, where do you go from here? Overall:... read
  • by xbain on 01/24/2003
    You defeniteluy have talent Rama. The way you use your style and original concept will go a long way for you if you keep this up. My favorite part was realizing (BEWARE- SPOILER AHEAD) that the person in your house was you. But there were also many problems I had with your short. Black and white does nothing for me, maybe it does for someone else but not me. The story majorly... read
  • A review of Opal
    by goldensloane on 12/26/2002
    There are some well-choreographed action sequences and special effects, but the characters lack any real depth and the plo, in all its various digresions,tdoes not hold together. It's much too confusing, and suddenly at the end, the reader finds out Robert is really one of the thieves. Now the part about the theives got interesting, with their technology and the alien artifact,... read
  • A review of O's and X's
    by filmfamman on 09/19/2013
    This was a well put together story about an aging NFL star who is on the brink of losing his career and free spending, shapely wife, Rose. I liked how the prospect of using performance enhancing drugs remained as a temptation through out the story. The descriptions and dialogue between Nick and his wife were very well drawn out. You could feel the pressure that Nick was... read
  • by evertonfan on 02/07/2003
    What an excellent little film. It is very refreshing and encouraging to see a short film so masterfully created. Congrats to everyone involved because this is really what the art of the short film is all about. Teriffic idea and awesome execution of it. Wow I'm speechless. After all that wading through mediocrity here is the MOTHER LODE!!!
  • A review of The Return
    by **DELETED ACCOUNT** on 01/07/2003
    I can't think of anything that great about this. It seems as though the movies with the most hype and the least amount of content are the ones that people like the most. I like films that express somthing, films that say somthing new or have a point of some kind. This just feels like another episode of the X files. Where was Mulder? What's the point?I really don't feel like... read
  • by Tom Davis on 03/09/2003
    The story itself is passe, but the presentation is excellent. Some of the best camera work and editing I have seen in a short in a long time. The actors did an outstanding job with the material they had. There were a few moments that seemed contrived, such as when the young man is kicking the box, that distract rather than move the story. I'm really not sure what the setting... read
  • A review of The Returning
    by Grimjack on 02/12/2003
    The ideas you present are very creative, and you have a vivid imagination. I like the dialogue between Aaron and Daniel, the ideas between the mystic and the scientific work really well. The main issue is the leap of faith you ask the audience to take. There is a layer of science fiction here, which is the first leap, followed quickly by the supernatural layer, which is... read
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