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All's Fair - Short of the Week
Synopsis: A man pays a prostitute to relive memories from his recent break up.
A strange premise that works wonders to your heart and mind. You watch the main character go through so much in so little time. The cinematography encloses the audience into an anxious, saddened world the main character is living in, while the dialogue provides insight into the emotions everyone goes through. Quick montages give the film it's sought after comedic relief and even the smallest character is drastically built upon. A beautiful, relatable short film.
Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too - Directed by Corrie Chen
Synopsis: As Bruce Lee once did, a young man takes up the sport of badminton.
There's a reason why this is a short film. This underdog story brings a ridiculous premise filled with good dialogue and magnificent story telling. Sadly, the short starts off slow with the story going nowhere and feeling like some secondhand drama that should've never been created. Fortunately, the story picks up and actors quickly bring their characters to life.
Destiny - Directed by Bellecour Ecole
Synopsis: A dark comedy revolving around one man reliving the same incident again and again until he can avoid the incident altogether.
While the animation feels like something out of an early weekday morning children's show, the story is enjoyable. Watching this man try to save himself from the same thing over and over is fun, but never moves past that. As a short film, the director tries saving the audience from continuity errors and finds himself in a tough position (many of the same character). The film does suffer from being too short as there are a lot of missed opportunities. It's an enjoyable set-up at most.
The Monk and The Monkey - Directed by Brendan Carroll
Synopsis: A young boy is sent on a final quest to become a monk.
The animation is beautiful and the story is simple, to the point, but still enthralling. The dialogue doesn't standout, and has no need to. The music takes cues from its source material and doesn't try too hard to be noticed. Again, another animation that could be explored more in depth. It's bogged down by its running time and medium.
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