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2nd International Festival of Short Films
"...Directed by: Various. Eleven short live-action films. Two hours total running time. Some excellent..."

April 29, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action
Short films come in nice packages.
"...This year’s quintet of Oscar-nominated, live-action short films is, as ever, a mixed bag of issue-oriented..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
"...this film biography offers 32 brief glimpses of the short life of the ever-eccentric Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. Each..."

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Academy Award-Nominated Short Films 2003
A package of some of the most recent animated and live-action Oscar nominees.
"...nothing immediately apparent about this collection of five Oscar-nominated short films that makes them so obviously deserving of Academy..."

April 23, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
Watch and prepare for your Oscar pool
"...Award in the field of animation, the five chosen short films all boast some excellence in whichever style of..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Why not form an opinion instead of guessing what will win?
"...against comedy. That bias trickles down to the live-action short films category, as well; social justice themes play better..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

First International Festival of Short Films
"...Directed by: Various. Featuring shorts from Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S., this..."

June 18, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Short Films of Jane Campion
"...Directed by: Jane Campion. These four 16mm short films were made by Campion in the early to..."

July 15, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Documentaries, Program A
Three remarkable stories of people's reaction to oppression.
"...The three Oscar-nominated short films grouped in this program tell remarkable stories of..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation
A dog in Eden, Maggie Simpson in an Ayn Rand daycare center, and creative guacamole making are some of the ideas conjured in this collection.
"...The five films the Academy anointed as nominees for this year's Best..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2010: Live Action
Judge for yourself among the five films contending for this year's Oscar for live-action short. The five international shorts nominated for Best Live Action Short Film include Patrik Eklund’s “Instead of Abracadabra," Luke Doolan's “Miracle Fish," Juanita Wilson's “The Door,” Gregg Helvey's “Kavi," and Joachim Back’s award-winning “The New Tenants.”
"...Directed by: Various. The five international shorts nominated for Best Live Action Short Film are competently..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

On the Cutting Edge: Four Short Films About Violence Against Women
"...Lem and Anne Pratten. This 1992 film compiles four short, experimental films that all examine the topic of violence..."

Sept. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2011: Animation
Get a leg up on your Oscar pool by checking out all the nominees in this category.
"...be surprised if there’s a trickle-down effect. The Pixar short “Day & Night” screened before Toy Story 3 in..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Childhood trauma dominates this year's narrative short list
"...dramatic thread that holds together this year’s Academy Award-nominated short live action films, it has to do with children..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
The Academy's five favorite animated shorts, plus two ringers
"...The five films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Compassion, grace, and humor distinguish the Oscar hopefuls
"...when the room would clear as winners in the short film categories were announced? It was the time when..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Short Films: Program B
The collected films in Program B examine suffering from different angles
"...Owing to their longer running times, the five films nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject have been divided..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012: Live Action
Good things come in small packages.
"...All five of the nominated live-action films embody the great promise of short filmmaking: to crystallize..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Short Films: Program A
Program A consists of the two longest doc shorts, and they’re among the best of the batch.
"...Owing to their longer running times, the five films nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject have been divided..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2011: Live Action
Amaze your friends and colleagues when you know everything about all the nominees in this category.
"...the gift that keeps on giving. Two of the films nominated for this year’s Best Short Film (Live Action)..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
Watch and prepare for your Oscar pool
"...hazard a guess as to which of these five short animated films from across the globe is going to..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012: Animation
Be ready for your office Oscar pool when it rolls around later this month.
"...The unfortunate side effect of corralling all the Oscar-nominated shorts into one showcase is that the individual films cease..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2010: Animation
This year's five nominees for the best animated short Oscar are available for viewing. This year’s five Academy Award-nominated animated shorts include “A Matter of Loaf and Death,” the latest stop-motion Claymation piece from Nick Park and Aardman; “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” by Nicky Phelan; “The Lady and the Reaper" by Recio García; “French Roast” by Fabrice O. Joubert; and the winning “Logorama” by the H5 collective.
"...all, folks – this year’s five Academy Award-nominated animated shorts are so sour-faced even Britain’s most cuddly exports, Wallace..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Academy Award-Nominated Short Films 2004
A program of eight short films nominated for live-action and animated Academy Awards in 2004.
"...in Rebel Without a Cause. While most of the films presented here have at the very least a certain..."

April 1, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cauleen Smith Presents Short Films
"...followed by a presentation by Cauleen Smith of her short films. Smith is among the newest faculty members of..."

Nov. 25, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Twenty Short Films From Beirut
"...20 Short Films From Beirut is a three-week series that focuses..."

April 20, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Animation
See the five animated shorts in competition for the Oscar, and judge for yourself.
"...up predicting the Academy Awards. Most years the wrong films are nominated, every year the wrong films win (as..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Tales of love and hate dominate these Oscar hopefuls
"...cable of the dark heart through these five Oscar-nominated short docs, it’s love. A many splendored thing, yes, but..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program B
Horror and hope in America's underdog communities
"...a good thing or a bad thing that a short documentary just leaves you craving more of the story...."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Short Films, Tall Screen
The ShowGO! comedy and film showcase takes over the Paramount
"...terms of getting eyeballs on underseen artistic endeavors like short films, the accommodations ain't ideal (headphones + YouTube +..."

Oct. 6, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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