Friday, February 18, 2011

Oscar Nominated Shorts (Rhoades)

Selected Short Subjects
Reviewed by Shirrel Rhoades

This is going to be short – for it’s about short films, The Tropic Cinema is showing those shorts (both animated and live action) that have been nominated this year for an Academy Award. Gotta go see ’em, otherwise you’ll be flying blind when you try to pick a winner on your Oscar ballet at the Tropic’s upcoming Academy Award Party.

I haven’t seen many of these yet myself, but here’s the list of short films under consideration:

Live Action – “The Confession” (UK), “The Crush” (Ireland), “God of Love” (USA), “Wish 143” (UK), and “Na Wewe” (Belgium).
Animation – “Pixar’s Day & Night” (USA), “The Gruffalo” (UK/Germany), “Let’s Pollute” (USA), “The Lost Thing” (UK/Australia), and “Madagascar, Camet de Voyage” (France).

The animation collection includes two bonus features – “Urs” (Germany) and Bill Plympton’s “The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger” (USA).

Just to remind Key West moviegoers, Bill Plympton was a guest at the Tropic Cinema a few years ago, showing one of his delightful animations. He stayed at my house during his visit. Can’t wait to see his new short.
[from Solares Hill]

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