romance

The Girl

 

The Girl is an intimately shot film about love and loss. The short stylish scenes, the narration, and the music give it a nice feel. It has all the style it needs, just wish there was a little bit more substance.

 

3.5/5

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A Hopeless Romantic

 

The video and sound quality of A Hopeless Romantic aren’t exactly up to par. But while they do leave much to be desired, they’re not bad enough to hide the quality of good filming.

The narrative is fast paced and the style of film making suits it. The film features plenty of short sequences which visually provide the energy needed to keep up with the writing. Also the entire film is narrated, which is rare in shorts. Though not necessary here, the narration doesn’t fail and it arguably makes the film better.

The downside is that the tale and message is one we’ve all heard before, and can predict a mile away.

 

3.5/5

Same Place, Same Time, Tomorrow

 

The narrative of this film floats like a feather in the breeze. Everything is gentle and light, and the score compliments it. The story is pushed along through narration that is both written and delivered well. The lack of real time dialogue, the narration, and the simple piano score all work together to give this short film an anime like feel.

 

4/5

The Most Beautiful Thing

For the most part The Most Beautiful Thing is a paint by the numbers, typical “Ordinary girl meets really cool girl out of his league who somehow falls for him”. However it does manage to have an extra bit of depth to it. Though it may be a bit corny, it might still manage to emotionally draw you in by the time that it’s over. The score/soundtrack is overdone and too much out of place. The film manages to make up for it visually though. It has a lot of energy and cuts to keep things flowing along. Particularly the scene around the 3:40 mark is impressive but short film standards.

It doesn’t come without its hiccups, but worth the watch.

 

3.5/5