To Claire; From Sonny is a film about a teenage boy trying to navigate the limbo he’s left in after his first relationship. The most striking thing is the visuals. There are some pretty shots and neat techniques filmed in this. The story is simple but there’s a narrative trick here and there to break it up.
The Desk is one of the more popular short films on Youtube, and I’d be lying if I said I knew why. There’s essentially no dialogue, the setting is normal, and the characters aren’t interesting. That means that the entire film relies on its concept, which is intriguing but at the same time nothing new or unique. In fact, nearly everything done in this film can be found in some other short that I already reviewed. And as I alluded to earlier, without interesting characters or dialogue, there’s nothing to make this stand out. From a technical standpoint, even though everything works visually. The entire film has a piano score that seems unnecessary most of the time. People say the film is “beautiful” and “cute”, but it’s hard for me to see it that way.