2015 OSCAR Nominated Short Films Live Action

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  • Farmer Jeanio 2 years ago
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    Oscar’s Short Films Presented by Amazon, March 25, 2015
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    Farmer Jeanio (CA, USA) –

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    We are so glad to have been able to see the short films prior to the Oscar broadcast. My husband and I always make a sincere effort to see as many of the nominated films as possible. Until this year, we had been able to see the short subjects at a theater in a city about thirty miles from where we live. But all good things must pass, and the theater has been sold. Thanks to Amazon we were able to vote in this category prior to the show. The Winning film, “The Phone Call” captivates almost from the first moment, and is deeply affecting. However, we both chose “Boogaloo and Graham” as our favorite. It is a touching tale about the love a father has for his sons. We don’t think we’ve ever seen a short we didn’t like for one reason or another. The art of telling a complete story visually in such a short time requires special talent!

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  • C. Robinson 2 years ago
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    I’m a big fan of Ulrich Thomsen (he’s a fine Danish actor-perhaps you’ve seen him in Banshee), March 26, 2015
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    C. Robinson (Austin, Texas) –

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    After loving the 2009 short New Tenants (black comedy), I thought I’d view other Oscar nominated shorts. Have to say, however, that the 2015 crop was a bit disappointing. I’m a big fan of Ulrich Thomsen (he’s a fine Danish actor-perhaps you’ve seen him in Banshee), but the script in Aya doesn’t give him much to work with. Also, while Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent deliver fine performances in their piece (The Phone Call), there is no plot arc (just a gentle twist at the end) to give their story much buoyancy. Of the lot Parvaneh was my favorite – an Afghan teenager needs help wiring money home and enlists the aid of a Swiss teenager. Butter Lamp is a delight and shouldn’t be missed, but really offers more of a “comment’ than a story.

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  • 2 years ago
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    5 stars- two thumbs up!!!, April 8, 2015
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    starfishsp (CAMBRIDGE, MD, US) –

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    It’s only been a few years now that I have become aware of the “shorts” and now look forward to them each Oscar season. I particularly loved the last story- the one with the chickens. Sally Hawkins was divine as well. Rich and thought provoking. Definitely worth watching!!

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