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

- Vladimir Mayakovsky


  • A review of THE MAFIA TYPE
    by Untitled8 on 10/01/2014
    I have not reviewed a short film on TS in quite a long time. It was first a bit startling to be reviewing a film that was posted 8 years ago, and even more startling to remember how abysmal the quality of the video compression on the site used to be. I really hope the levels have changed since then. A few of my thoughts, and constructive criticisms for the film were that I... read
  • A review of The Last Fade Out
    by EugyBizzaro on 10/03/2014
    This is a well acted somber film. In the end one discovers that life just goes on. The timing and filming are good. My hat is off to the crew. This film is a little dark for my usual taste but I give it a rose. There is no divine in revenge. It just is what it is. Ba dah bing! TY E.B.
  • A review of Toni
    by EugyBizzaro on 10/03/2014
    Just how dark can a film get????? Well, this one slinks along at a smooth pase. Sofia Stefon plays an excellent bitch of all bitches. Really! The music ", I feel your energy," by the Passion," adds to the seedy tone of this off beat taste of film noir. The crew did an excellent job. I feel like I turned off the main highway and into a back alley... where anything can and will... read
  • by EugyBizzaro on 10/03/2014
    This film has allot of heart. It is a parade of life. The film is full of fun, laughter and smiling faces. Isn't that what we should be doing with our lives? Enjoying the ride. The film is a wonderful celebration of fun and life. The protesters are like little black thunder clouds that may appear in the sky. They float away. Laughter is the best medicine. Life is too short... read
  • A review of Pictures By My Mama
    by Bill Albert Author on 10/04/2014
    This film is a beautiful, feel good piece in tribute to an important woman. Looking at a remarkable woman in a difficult era who really had to face what was happening. I was curious at first because "Pictures BY My Mama" is such an odd title but you get to see things by both the filmmaker and his mother's eyes and it works well with music and pacing. I really liked this... read
  • A review of 2
    by Bill Albert Author on 10/04/2014
    It's a difficult film to decipher and I watched it twice to get the hang of it. Some interesting choices in editing with almost half of it made up of a man driving across streets after a storm. There are moments where it makes a sudden change to something new that really stand out. After the dark silhouette of the driver the sudden light and clear image of him is a bit shocking... read
  • A review of Breakdown
    by Bill Albert Author on 10/04/2014
    A very nice and well thought out film with more than one meaning and lots of things going on. Breakdown refers to more than just the truck they are driving and I liked the way it plays out. Both characters have to be honest with themselves and each other about what the are doing and where they are going. They also have to face the fact that sometimes honesty can hurt. A... read
  • by Bill Albert Author on 10/04/2014
    You never know who you are going to meet and sometimes a chance encounter can change everything. A nice short film, well directed and acted, the also proves opposites can attract. What I also liked about this is, with editing and camera work, there was an uneasy sense of danger with the driving and I half expected there to be a collision with some other car. It was a very... read
  • by Greg Marangell on 10/04/2014
    I really liked this film. Happy Birthday My Dear had an engaging and well thought plot centered around a birthday party for Oscar. One of the hardest things for a short film to achieve is to get you to care about the characters and what is happening to them. This film does an exceptional job of showing what Oscar's wife is going through and you can understand her actions... read
  • A review of REDtest
    by hickok113 on 10/09/2014
    I thought the idea to use one room was good for ease of shooting and time for set ups. The beginning music was good. I thought the actress was good for what was required of her and she was attractive with a nice laugh. The red gave it a distinct feel. I was hoping for more than just her standing at the bottom of the stairs. Maybe having the three girls interact or something... read
  • A review of Last Visit-revision
    by hickok113 on 10/09/2014
    I thought the acting was good and the little actress playing "Amy" did very well. The floor creaking in the dark was nice and eerie . The first scare scene when the "Man" is now behind "Amy" startled the hell out of me, so that was well filmed and edited. For being about ten minutes, the time went fast and I didn't lose interest. I did think that the drawing of the "Man"... read
  • A review of The Good Guys
    by Bill Albert Author on 10/10/2014
    When I watched it the first time it seemed like simple, well executed idea. Then I watched it a second time, and a third, and each time I did I liked it more and more. There is so much more going on here than you think at first glance and it isn't quite clear who The Good Guys are supposed to be. It's us or them feel is really interesting at the beginning but, after several... read
  • A review of Haiku + 1
    by Bill Albert Author on 10/11/2014
    A fun, light-hearted film about a guy who says the wrong thing to his girlfriend. Not like anyone else has ever been there. It's a fast paced, entertaining film that lots of people can connect to. I especially liked the editing creating a steady pace without going to slow or over the top. That is harder to achieve than you'd think. Well done.
  • A review of You Deplete Me
    by Bill Albert Author on 10/15/2014
    There is a lot of truth in this movie. Who hasn't been in that position when you realize the person you thought was so good for you has done so much harm? This film works well on all levels. The photography, pacing, acting and editing all work at just the right pace to keep it interesting and changing. If anything had been off the entire piece would have fallen apart but... read
  • A review of A Liquored Vicar
    by max sappa on 10/17/2014
    Am I offended? No! Am I religious? No! Does this short feel too long? Yes! Does the acting feel like overacting? Yes, in parts... When you have the camera fixed on somebody for this long, you either have a great monologue, acted well (like the gold watch monologue in 'Pulp Fiction') or you have a well edited short version that get to the point. And this is the true reason... read
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