Tag Archives: Short film

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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Pink & Perfect: Moonrise Kingdom and Prada Candy

Moonrise Kingdom is another quirky and artistic dry comedy from the brilliant Wes Anderson, one that I’ve already seen several times, and am intending on watching again. The plot being two twelve year olds who run away together that causes mayhem on the island that they live on when a search is carried out to find them.  It captures what it’s like to be twelve again with dry wit and beautiful art direction. Set in the 1960s the attention to detail is so stylish, I relish the visual feast every time I watch it.

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom
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So I was thrilled to see his new Three-part Ad for Prada Candy. Which epitomizes so much of the moonrise kingdom atmosphere. The retro style, the French and the nonchalance attitude of the girl: a delightful treat.

Now time for some Francois Hardy.

Prada Candy


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