Occurrence at Mills Creek (2019) Short Film Review

Occurrence At Mills Creek Short Film Review

When 15-year-old Cassandra (Alexa Mechling) awakens to find herself on display in a casket under the vigil of her elder sister Clara (Ava Psoras) in their home. As a weak Cassandra tries to communicate her desperate attempts to be seen and heard are perceived as terrifying supernatural occurrences by her sister, forcing her to consider … Continue reading Occurrence at Mills Creek (2019) Short Film Review

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017) Review

In the United States, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” has been released along with “Coco” but, as we have to wait an extra couple of months here in the UK, we at least get the opportunity to watch this latest Disney short for the Kids’ Club ticket price of £3 (or thereabouts) plus the opportunity (should you … Continue reading Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017) Review

Harlequin (2016) Short Film Review

Following up his first production, “Layla”, director Jakob Lewis Barnes encounters the renowned ‘difficult’ second movie with the forthcoming “Harlequin”. Short films can be tricky things to review. The brief running time gives the artists involved an acutely finite amount of time to convey their vision. Another exercise in abstract, experimental filmmaking, “Harlequin” brings a melancholic, … Continue reading Harlequin (2016) Short Film Review

Layla (2016) Short Film Review

Dark, brooding and suffused with a languid malevolence, “Layla” – the debut short film from the JumpCutUK crew is a fascinating foray into film making. While the official synopsis is slightly coy (‘Trapped and mistreated by her oppressive captor, Layla longs to escape and enjoy the freedom of the outside world. Will the mysterious woman … Continue reading Layla (2016) Short Film Review

Ripper (2016) Review

If the term ‘fan film’ conjures up images of camcorders and cosplay, rest assured that “Ripper”, written and directed by James Campbell will change your mind. Brooding, handsomely staged and imbued with a creeping sense of dread, “Ripper” is a fascinating slice of historical fiction, imagining Gotham’s dark knight as the dogged protector of a … Continue reading Ripper (2016) Review

An Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf (2011) Review

For a 23 minute thinly veiled cash grab advertising an expensive auxiliary Christmas disciplinary deterrent ruthlessly marketed as an adorable Christmas tradition that also subtly indoctrinates the youth of today to be comfortable living within an overt surveillance state, “An Elf’s Story” actually isn’t all that bad. The cheap and cheerful computer animation is decent enough and the … Continue reading An Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf (2011) Review

Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) Short Film Review

Even massive corporate conglomerates make short films! Or do they just make really long commercials? How did you feel about the announcement of "Toy Story 4"? Delighted? Or a bit wary? The "Toy Story" trilogy is undoubtedly one of the jewels in the Pixar crown and many - and I count myself among them - … Continue reading Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) Short Film Review