2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2016)




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The films that will be shown are: Ave Maria (Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont) - 15 minutes/France, Germany, and Palestine/Arabic, English, and Hebrew Day One (Henry Hughes) - 25 minutes/USA/English and Dari Everything Will Be Okay? (Alles wird gut) (Patrick Vollrath) - 30 minutes/Germany and Austria/German Shok (Jamie Donoughue) - 21 minutes/UK and Kosovo/Albanian and Serbian Stutterer (Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitaget) - 12 minutes/UK/English


Critic Reviews for 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

A range of solid if somewhat calculated calling cards from helmers who've studied at film schools around the world, now enjoying exposure across nearly all conceivable platforms.

February 26, 2016 | Full Review…

What happened to that Oscars diversity problem? Poof. Gone. Judging from the five nominated short films in the live-action category, the motion picture academy's problems of blinkered, whitey-white Oscars selection could be solved ...

January 29, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

As always, a piece of this year's Oscar action belongs to short-film nominees.

January 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Melodramatic, blandly traditional storytelling dominates.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Our hope is that Oscar will redeem itself this year and reward complex emotional interplay rather than slapstick and pat sentimentality.

February 28, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

This year's batch of live-action shorts add up to 103 mostly grim minutes, with only two out of five films not super-dark fare-and even those are pretty melancholy.

February 18, 2016 | Full Review…

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