shorts: 16

Posted: August 31, 2021 in Arts
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Short film reviews to suit our short attention spans. If your attention holds, more can be found here.

Nomadland (2020) – A beautiful, if a bit over-romanticized, chronicle of living in America without a permanent home. (3) – 08/31/21

Waiting for Guffman (1996) – This take on the classic trope of “putting on a show” is sublimely brilliant. (3½) – 08/31/21

Dumb and Dumber (1994) – Check please! (4) – 08/31/21

Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) – Potentially fascinating historical drama offers no evidence to acquit it of being mildly disappointing. (2½) – 08/31/21

Galaxy Quest (1999) – By far the best Star Trek movie ever. (4) – 08/31/21

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) – Rami Malek will rock you as the champion of this surprisingly touching biopic of Freddie Mercury and Queen. (3½) – 08/31/21

Apartment, The (1960) – Decades later this remains a shining testament to the power of a great script, great director, and great cast. (4) – 08/31/21

Very Merry Mix-Up, A (2013) – Perhaps the most Hallmarky of all Hallmark holiday movies is as tasty and inoffensive as a freshly baked Christmas cookie. (3) – 08/31/21

Atomic Blonde (2017) – Stylish and relentless action pic features Theron at her most badass and a pulsating industrial 80’s soundtrack. (3½) – 08/31/21

Karate Kid, The (1984) – In this case familiarity breeds sentimentality. (3) – 08/31/21

  1. rangewriter says:

    What I liked about Nomadland were the non actors, except of course for the less than a handful of heavy hitters. I loved the music to the Apartment.

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