Monday Short: Xaver Böhm’s Roadtrip (2014)

Posted on July 6, 2020

Last week’s short put us in the mood for naturalistic animation, and Xaver Böhm’s Roadtrip (released under his pseudonym Xaver Xylophon) strikes the right emotional […]

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Monday Short: Hideki Inaba’s Tape (2019)

Posted on April 20, 2020

If there’s a single word to distill Hideki Inaba’s animation style, it would be “intricate.” His 2015 video for Dutch producer Beatsofreen (commissioned by BC […]

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Monday Short: Maya Erdelyi’s Phosphena (2010)

Posted on April 13, 2020

Maya Erdelyi’s Phosphena is a story of a mating ritual gone wrong, loosely inspired by the intricate constructions of bowerbirds. Described in those terms, it […]

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Monday Short: Tomek Popakul’s Acid Rain (2019)

Posted on February 10, 2020

At this point it’s definitely silly to be frustrated by the Academy Awards’ treatment of animation, but nonetheless: in yesterday’s Oscar broadcast, the presenter of […]

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Monday Short: Simon Feat’s Passage (2018)

Posted on February 3, 2020

The typical portrait of time is rigid and relentless: the gears of a stopwatch turning in mechanistic precision, or an hourglass and its slow, inevitable […]

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Monday Short: Nate Milton’s Eli (2019)

Posted on January 27, 2020

Nate Milton has an absolutely uncanny ability to distill complex emotions into singular images. As a viewer, that makes his films incredibly pleasant to watch. […]

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Monday Short: Emily Downe’s Better (2019)

Posted on January 13, 2020

I’m a little shocked that I haven’t featured any of Emily Downe’s films in this blog before. Films like Spinning Record and The Redness of […]

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