Friday, March 20, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Form: Less is More

<---The Varmints
The Charles is playing all of the Oscar Nominated Shorts from this year. Given the Oscar's history of tear-jerker, feel-gooder nominees, I was skeptical of what I was going to see, but I shouldn't have been.
Whoever set the standard for a movie length at 90 minutes may have made a mistake. These compressed stories were haunting, hysterical, beautiful, depressing... whirlwinds of excellence. I left the theatre feeling a bit like I had been emotionally traumatized, but in a really good way. They weren't all great, some were just ok, but they were short so it didn't matter. I wasn't resentful of the lost time. Easy to move on. No hard feelings.
The show times are here...
If you can't make it before Thursday, they are available for DL on iTunes.