Sunday, February 21, 2010
Oscar Nominated Shorts 2010
For the first time ever, I have seen all the Oscar Nominated Shorts. They were released to theaters in 2 programs, Animated and Live Action. The animated films were up first. French Roast, Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty, Matter of Loaf & Death and The Lady and The Reaper lead the way. The animated program has 3 bonus films as well. Partly Cloudy, Runaway and Kinematograph were films that must have just missed the Oscar list. Oscar nominated Logorama was saved for last, with a warning of violence and language that led a lot of responsible parents to take the kids home. Good film, but smart move on the parents. All different animation styles, funny, emotional and concise. After a bit of a break, the Live Action program began. Kavi, The New Tenants, The Door, Miracle Fish and Instead of Abracadabra were poignant and in the case of New Tenant and Abracadabra amusing. My Oscar choices? The New Tenants and The Lady and The Reaper. If these collections are playing in your area, go!!