Tag Archives: Short Film

Please Punish Me – Review (Spoiler Free)

Scottie, a businessman, is tired of his good luck. So, he seeks to be punished for his “curse”.   This comedy short has quite a fun premise, the concept of somebody who is so ridiculously successful that they seek some form of punishment for their all encompassing good luck is a nice twist on the […]

Lights Out Electric House – Review (Spoiler Free)

Lights Out Electric House is the story of an art-deco building, from foundations to rubble, in 17 minutes. This documentary short film is an unusual film to be asked to review. As with so many documentary shorts the film struggles to find a balance between giving us enough of an overview to make sense of the […]

Toby – Review (The Shortest Nights)

The Shortest Nights: What Makes a Man Programme Masculinity is open to exploration in this programme that delves into the many facets of identifying as male. This review is the final one I’ll be doing from The Shortest Nights programme. To briefly introduce the event tomorrow Short Sighted Cinema are launching an all day celebration of short films […]

Watch Me Disappear – Review (The Shortest Nights)

The Shortest Nights: All In A Day’s Work Who needs a briefcase when you’ve got a gun? Gangsters, spies, coppers and chancers get to work in this fun and thrilling selection of films that turn the 9-5 on its head! This review is one of several I’ll be doing from The Shortest Nights programme. To briefly introduce […]

Jordanne – Review (The Shortest Nights)

The Shortest Nights: Strong Programme A varied programme of films that explore the many natures of the modern female. This review is one of several I’ll be doing from The Shortest Nights programme. To briefly introduce the event on the 21st of June Short Sighted Cinema are launching an all day celebration of short films in London. […]

The Cycle – Review (The Shortest Nights)

The Shortest Nights: Human Machine Programme A programme of animation that explores the fun and the fouls of human experience and our evolving relationship with technology. This review marks the first of a handful I’ll be doing from The Shortest Nights programme. To briefly introduce the event on the 21st of June Short Sighted Cinema are […]

Board to Death – Review (Spoiler Free)

An inventive and playful short that’s filled with seductive noir… What immediately hits you when you first sit down and watch Board to Death is how well it has nailed the noir atmosphere. In black and white a smoking and possibly dangerous dame plays mind games with her volatile husband. She spells out the names of […]

Under the Dark Wing – Review

Under the Dark Wing is an ambitious short film but it’s also a critically flawed one… I often get sent short films by directors who have lots of promising ideas on display in their short but who have failed to remember that they are not making a feature. Short films need to be succinct. They need to stand […]

Blue Dream – Review (Spoiler Free)

Blue Dream is a fairly affecting short, but one feels more depth could have been achieved… It’s interesting to see a documentary short film which is ambitious enough to not only tackle the story of a young cancer victim but also to try and encapsulate its subject within a matter of minutes. Given the grand […]

Aftermath (Akibet) – Review (Spoiler Free)

Aftermath takes on far more than it can chew in its seven minute running time… There is nothing wrong with this short’s approach to its subject matter. Aftermath details how two siblings deal with the death of their parents through the use of restrained storytelling and by focusing on the emotions contained within movement and […]