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Film Review: Curfew

Curfew is a short film from writer/director, Shawn Christensen, who also stars in this movie. Not surprisingly it won best live action short film at the Oscars earlier this year…I got to see it at last years BFI Film Festival in London & it was really great. It starts off with a 20 something year old man in the bathtub, wrists slit and waiting to die. Until he gets a phone call. He decides to answer it, and it is his sister asking him to babysit for her daughter, urgently. Just this once. Reluctantly, he removes himself from the bathtub, and goes on to babysit the 9-year old.

What follows is an adorable depiction of the relationship between niece and uncle.  The film is only 19 minutes long with beautiful art direction and a great soundtrack. Set in New York, it’s a short that is truly endearing, charming as it is tragic.

Click here to watch the trailer.

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90s movie soundtracks from the heart of a teenage girl…

Growing up I was in love with movie soundtracks, it left me thinking and feeling the film long after it had finished. I still feel the soundtrack makes up at least half of the catharsis of a good movie.

So here’s a list of 5 of the top movie soundtracks I loved (and still do) from the 90s (some nostalgia for you there).

1. Romeo & Juliet (with Leo of course) –1996

2. Great Expectations (the art was my favorite part of the movie, and of course Anne Bancroft as Ms. Havisham) – 1998

3. Cruel Intentions (who didn’t watch this as a teenager?) – 1999

4. The Beach (More Leo) – 2000 (close enough)

5. American Beauty (Kevin Spacey…divine) –1999

So here’s a play list compilation of my favorite tracks from each of my favorite movies growing up – what are your favorite movie soundtracks?

Enjoy!

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