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Oscars 2015: Best Live Action Short

  

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The shortlist:

 

Aya, Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, directors (Chasis Films)



Baghdad Messi, Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Kobe Van Steenberghe, producer (a team productions)



Boogaloo and Graham, Michael Lennox, director, and Ronan Blaney, writer (Out of Orbit)



Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak), Hu Wei, director, and Julien Feret, producer (AMA Productions)



Carry On, Yatao Li, director (Rochester Institute of Technology)



My Father’s Truck, Mauricio Osaki, director (Lupi Filmes)



Parvaneh, Talkhon Hamzavi, director, and Stefan Eichenberger, producer (Zurich University of Arts)



The Phone Call, Mat Kirkby, director, and James Lucas, writer (RSA Films)



SLR, Stephen Fingleton, director, and Matthew James Wilkinson, producer (Stigma Films)



Summer Vacation (Chofesh Gadol), Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, directors (GREENproductions)

 

You can watch The Phone Call (starring Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent) in its 21-minute entirety here.

 

And then there are trailers for all but two of the other films. Here are the first two:

 

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"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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Trailers for two more:

 


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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Two more:

 

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"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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This one looks like it might have been scary to film:

 


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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One other shortlisted short is available online in its entirety. Warning: it's about voyeurism, so this might be mildly NSFW:

 


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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Vote!

 

And note: we have trailers or clips for three of the nominees above. You can also still watch The Phone Call (starring Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent) in its entirety here. If there are any videos online for Boogaloo and Graham, I can't find them.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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Looking forward to catching this Friday night with the DC A&F crew so that I can determine the crappiest one of the shorts and pick it in my Oscar pool. The worst one always wins. (Or has won the past few years that I've seen these ahead of the Oscars broadcast.)


"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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My overview: http://bit.ly/1EuIutn

I see another vote for Butter Lamp, which was a favorite of all three of us who saw the shorts tonight -- even though Butter Lamp has some very stiff competition. 

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"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Caught this program yesterday, and came away liking Butter Lamp best -- but if we could give separate awards for acting in a short film, I'd give it to Sally Hawkins for The Phone Call.

 

Parvaneh kind of lost me when the bottle gets smashed on someone's head. That's such a movie cliche, in a film that *seemed* to be aiming for some sort of social realism.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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The five-nominee package is now available on Vimeo ($3.95 to rent, $7.99 to buy, which is apparently about half what iTunes charges).


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