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Short Film: Nobody Dies in Longyearbyen

— by BEV QUESTAD — A chilling fact about global warming is that when the permafrost of the northern tundra regions melts it will unleash age-old germs and bacteria into the eco-system. Wildlife, vegetation and water will become contaminated with things like anthrax and deadly strains of [...]

Short Film: Sky Migrations

— by BEV QUESTAD — My very favorite film (free access at the end of this review) of all the gorgeously filmed shorts shown at the Willamette Riverkeepers’ 2018 Wild and Scenic Film Festival was “Sky Migrations.” It’s narrated by a young guy who is following the migration path of [...]

Short Film: A Letter to Congress

— by BEV QUESTAD — Films on hiking with reticent kids, catching magnificent raptors, mountaineering with “badass” women in Nepal and crazy skiing in the ‘hood represent some of the short film subjects presented at the 2018 Willamette Riverkeeper Wild and Scenic Film Fest. Each year[...]

Short Film: Shelved

— by ADAM POYNTER — Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry have gotten their filmmaking careers started by creating intriguing short films to showcase their style to the world. Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand, is becoming well known for training students who[...]

Short Film: Paperman

— by ADAM POYNTER — Fresh off its win at the 85th Annual Academy Awards for Best Animated Short, “Paperman” is available to watch online now. “Paperman” tells the story of love and the magic that surrounds it. Set in 1940s New York City, we meet a young man waiting on an elevated[...]

Guardians of the Galaxy: Jason Momoa is Out

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Two weeks ago, Latino Review reported that Jason Momoa flew to London for a screen test with the folks at Marvel. Apparently, they were so impressed with his Dothraki skills, Momoa was offered the part of Drax the Destroyer for the upcoming “Guardians of t[...]

Short Film: True Skin

— by FIANNA MacGREGOR — I am always disappointed when a lot of time and money is wasted on a film that isn’t well thought out. True Skin is one of those films. How do you make a film with such high-concept visual effects without thinking about the plot and whether or not it makes [&hel[...]

Short Film: Tumbleweed

— by FIANNA MacGREGOR — Since this is my first review for It’s Just Movies, you aren’t aware that I love shorts. I mean, I really, really LOVE shorts. They are usually the most innovative and amazing films around. Granted, some are terrible, but that’s to be expected in everything.[...]

Short Film: Last Minute (A 9/11 Film)

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — September 11, 2001, is a date the whole world will never forget. So many lives were abruptly lost on that day and the sorrow is still felt today, 11 years later. Some died unexpectedly, others placed themselves in harm’s way attempting to help others. Many hero[...]

Short Film: Superman Classic

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Perhaps Zack Snyder’s Untitled Superman movie should be animated. I don’t mean in 3D, but in traditional 2D animation. Honestly, I’m kinda over the three-dimensional craze. As someone who grew up watching Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty a[...]

Thomas Jane returns as The Punisher

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — San Diego Comic-Con 2012 is over, but for us online fans, it keeps on giving. In this case, it’s in the form of a short film. More specifically, it’s a unique fan film that comes as a pleasant surprise to many of us. First off, I would like to say […][...]

Short Film: New Guy in Town

— by ALEXA MILAN — What do you do when you meet a new colleague? Or a business client? Or a new neighbor? You smile, and most likely, you shake hands. It seems a natural gesture to many, but different groups and cultures have their own customs. And in the case of writer/director James Ri[...]

Short Film: Silent Night

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Short films for me are hit or miss. “Silent Night” was somehow caught in the middle of the two. I was left with too many questions and very little resolve — which I understand can be a very positive aspect in certain films — but in this case, [...]

Short Film: Cost of Living

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Going in, I was especially excited to watch “Cost of Living” because it starred Brandon Routh of “Superman Returns.” I am a fan of his work and will continue to follow his career wherever he goes. I’ve especially loved his recent guest spots on “Chuck,”[...]