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Review: Don’s Plum

Don's Plum is a diner/bar is where four friends meet with their dates for the evening. They talk about everything, anything, and ultimately a whole lot of nothing. I vaguely recall hearing of this film in the late 90s, when it was reported to be so terrible that it had been banned. At the time, I believed… Continue reading Review: Don’s Plum

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Attention Span: Focus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb_usB3VLNg This short, directed by Ari Kruger, was a finalist at Tropfest Australia 2011. Focus has an interesting premise, it's pretty, and sounds nice. All of the elements for a great little short. Unfortunately, something about the combination of soft instrumental score, voice-over, and subtly slowed black and white footage feels exactly like an ad for expensive perfume or… Continue reading Attention Span: Focus

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Attention Span: Mother

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3_knef1D_M Loonatik and Drinks serve up a tidbit of tense foreboding. What appears at first to be terribly predictable is anything but. It offers a delightful dark finish that is anything but sweet. A thoroughly enjoyable treat for twisted minds. Watch more from Loonatik and Drinks on youtube and vimeo, or follow them on twitter.… Continue reading Attention Span: Mother

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Attention Span: Certified

https://vimeo.com/78382870 The tagline reads “A period drama with a "Twilight Zone” twist… and just a touch of the undead", but if you go into it with that expectation, you’re going to be disappointed. Certified positions itself firmly within the comedy side of horror and if you know that going it, it’s quite good. It plays… Continue reading Attention Span: Certified

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Attention Span: The New Family Corporation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBrLVuWFH3E Berry Productions sent out a tweet asking if their 3 minute short would work as a feature. In this week’s Attention Span, they’ll get their answer. They say, “You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family”, but with The New Family Cooperation you can have the family you always wanted. A… Continue reading Attention Span: The New Family Corporation

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Attention Span: The Door In the Wall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUBcQUj7O2Y As a young girl, one of my favorite movies was The Secret Garden and some of my favorite things were the old skeleton key and the secret door. The Door In the Wall has all of my favorite elements from that classic story, with a sinister twist that I absolutely love. Though the computer-generated… Continue reading Attention Span: The Door In the Wall