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 (2017)

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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Tuesday Short: Evan DeRushie’s Birdlime (2017)

Posted on July 23, 2019

Evan DeRushie’s stop-motion animated short Birdlime does a phenomenal job of building character through small gestures. It does a lot of other things well, too—its […]

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Monday Short: Caleb Wood’s ANON MATION (2016)

Posted on June 25, 2019

Late Night Work Club is a loose-knit animation collective that, to date, has released two compilations organized around very general themes. The first was ghosts, […]

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Monday Short: Alan Holly’s Coda (2014)

Posted on May 13, 2019

Coda opens with its protagonist suffering a quick and violent death, but it’s a very gentle film. The initial shock of the accident is balanced […]

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Monday Short: Jennifer Zheng’s Tough (2016)

Posted on May 6, 2019

Tough packs a lot of emotional and cultural heft into a five-minute short. A conversation between British-born filmmaker Jennifer Zheng and her mother, who grew […]

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