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2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action Reviews

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April 19, 2018
A stellar group of short films with plenty of emotional heft to highlight where some of the best cinema is being made today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 4, 2018
My pick: I think the quietly shocking 'DeKalb Elementary' may win for its very of-the-moment story about a school office worker's attempt to de-escalate an invading gunman's rage via patience and empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 3, 2018
This is a time of heightened engagement by both filmmakers and the Academy itself, and this year's ballot certainly reflects that mindset.
February 23, 2018
DeKalb Elementary resonated both with me as a viewer and likely with Oscar voters who've yet to cast their ballots.
February 15, 2018
All five contenders in the live action category are strong enough to win the Oscar.
February 13, 2018
Perhaps the most stunning short is the 22-minute "Watu Wote: All of Us" from Germany.
February 10, 2018
This year's package of Oscar-nominated live-action shorts aren't as strong as those in recent years, but there are a couple gems to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 9, 2018
As always, there is an eclectic mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2018
As a group, these short films sing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 8, 2018
The Oscar-nominated shorts may have smaller running times, but the themes tackled are often big.
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February 8, 2018
This year's crop of Academy Award-nominated live action shorts - several of them made as newbie filmmakers' calling cards - make up in earnest humanity for what they lack in technical sophistication.
February 8, 2018
This year's nominees are actually pretty darn good to exceptional...The best is Dekalb Elementary, an engaging character piece without the influence of an agenda.
February 7, 2018
While the entries are strong, they're far from definitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 7, 2018
One of the best line-ups in this category in years.
February 7, 2018
Four of the five live-action short films nominated for Oscars this year feel so weighty that the lone comedy comes as something of a relief.
February 7, 2018
Beautifully acted and shot, "The Silent Child" is my pick to win.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 7, 2018
This year's slate of live-action Oscar nominated shorts runs the quality gamut.
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