Category Archive: Single Sentence

The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb

Sunday Single Sentence review: A simple yet effective Franco-British short about a security guard who meets his end after getting stuck in an elaborate monster costume that he donned to scare a colleague,… Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Potter Week+: The Sorcerer’s Stone | The Chamber of Secrets | The Prisoner of Azkaban | The Goblet of Fire | The Order of the Phoenix | The Half-Blood Prince Sunday Single Sentence… Continue reading

Surveillant

Sunday Single Sentence review: Today’s movie, Surveillant, a 2012 French-Canadian short, is neatly directed and features some very clever cinematic techniques, but the narrative, (focusing on yet another front in the ancient conflict… Continue reading

Love

They say that variety is the spice of life…. Oh, you know the drill…. I now present this, brief, thirtieth edition of Wednesday Weirdness. Aggressively boring, pretentious twaddle, but, by God, it is… Continue reading

Undefeated

Sunday Single Sentence review: Last year’s Oscar-winner for Best Documentary Feature, Undefeated, is an emotional, well constructed, sports documentary about the players and volunteer coach of a struggling inner-city high school football team… Continue reading

Brüno

Sunday Single Sentence review: Crude well past the point of excess but not without some genuinely funny moments, Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s follow-up to his smash pseudo-documentary Borat, is somewhat interesting as a… Continue reading

Loving Sophia

Sunday Single Sentence review: An often disturbing, sometimes hard to watch, documentary about a young woman who’s teenage angst devolved into drug addiction and prostitution, Loving Sophia is also a tale of loving… Continue reading

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Sunday Single Sentence review: A sometimes dark, sometimes funny, but consistently meaningful coming of age story, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, (written for the screen and directed by Stephen Chbosky based on… Continue reading

The Adventures of Tintin

Sunday Single Sentence review: From Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Steven Moffat, and Edgar Wright, The Adventures of Tintin is a globe-trotting animated adventure that combines the spirit of Indiana Jones with a brilliant,… Continue reading

The Secret of Kells

Sunday Single Sentence review: Although burdened with one too many antagonists and some minor pacing issues, The Secret of Kells, (which presents a fantasy telling of the creation of Ireland’s finest national treasure,… Continue reading

Submarine

Sunday Single Sentence review: A quirky, self-aware, Welsh coming of age story from writer/director Richard Ayoade, (who, (as was the case with Paddy Considine (who also stars in this movie, by the way,)… Continue reading

Rest

Sunday Single Sentence review: Devoid of any dialog but containing an effective story none the less, Rest, an art house short that just happens to feature a zombie as its protagonist, is a… Continue reading