May 2012 Archive

IFF Boston 2012: Documentary Shorts (III)

30 May 2012, 6:13 am
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The third documentary shorts program at IFFB offered three strong films.
Brent Hoff’s “The Love Competition” introduces the audience to several people who each claim they love the most — and a science team looking to investigate the strength of that love with an M.R.I. machine. It’s sweet, funny, has a satisfying twist. I was struck […]

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IFF Boston 2012: Narrative Shorts (IV)

22 May 2012, 6:04 am
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The lone narrative shorts package this year was one of my favorite screenings of the festival, with hardly a weak spot. I’m interested in seeing more work from all of the featured filmmakers.
Kat Candler’s “Hellion” was a supercharged start to the morning, with an aggressive sound design and a story that was funny, unsettling, affecting, […]

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