*The Oscar Nominated Animated and Live-Action Short Film Programs are now playing throughout Northern California. Read my 2016 Oscar-nominated shorts coverage HERE. ANIMATED SHORT NOMINEES (arranged from best to worst) Piper (Alan Barillaro; USA) 2.Pear Cider and Cigarettes (Robert Valley; Canada) These are the only two films in […]
*The Oscar Nominated Animated Short Film Program plays at the Crest Theater in Sacramento tonight at 7:30pm and tomorrow at 4pm. The Oscar Nominated Live-Action Short Film Program plays tomorrow at 7:30pm. ANIMATED SHORT NOMINEES (from best to worst) World of Tomorrow (Don Herzfeldt; USA) We Can’t Live […]
#barnesyardbumps: *Marion Cotillard gives the best performance of her career in Two Days, One Night, the latest bleak slice-of-life from the Dardennes brothers. #barnesyarddumps: *The star-studded dud Seventh Son is the cinematic equivalent of an American flag produced in an overseas sweatshop.
The Act of Killing (2013; Dir.: Joshua Oppenheimer, w/ Christine Cynn and Anonymous) GRADE: A By Daniel Barnes One of the great, unique, often intangible and sometimes scary potentials of the film medium is the way that cinematic artifice can achieve something more profound than mere fact. We […]