Thursday, September 24, 2015
NYFF 2015 Shorts Film Collection 4 : New York
HERNIA- has young man trying to find love and friends in New York. Its a quirky New York film that starts the collection off nicely.
RIOT- The filmmaker juxtaposes the 992 LA riots with the film he made on his 9th birthday which was the same day. It says a great deal about how we perceive things even as kids.
SUNDAE- a mother bribes her son for information about her husband's infidelities with ice cream. Its very well done.
VALLEY- great looking look at people watching drag racing- short sweet, disposable.
SPECIAL FEATURES- an interviewee tells a tale....
SIX CENTS IN THE POCKET- a man apartment sits. And this just didn't work for me to the point that I stopped paying attention and I really can't right it up because I wasn't paying attention.
BAD AT DANCING- the psychosexual battle between two roommates- one of whom has a boyfriend and the other who has no bounds, such as wandering in during sex to talk. very funny and very adult. One of the best shorts at NYFF. I really want to see this one again
MY LAST FILM-Black comedy take on the inde film scene is good but more clever than successful
REVIEW- rambling story of a girl telling a story we know...nice film but its a poor choice to end the collection since it leaves you feeling eh.
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