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The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Live Action

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Live Action is a movie starring Kobe Bryant and Tarra Riggs. Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2018.

Running Time
1 hours 36 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Action, Drama
Director
Max Porter
Actors
Kobe Bryant, Tarra Riggs
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

An exclusive feature-length presentation showcasing this year's Oscar award nominees for Best Live Action Short Film. Art and humanity collide with compelling stories from the world's best OSCAR short live action films: DeKalb Elementary (USA), The Eleven O'Clock (Australia), My Nephew Emmett (USA), The Silent Child (UK), Watu Wote/All of Us (Germany, Kenya).

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Thomas Long

I'm a big fan of Afrikaans cinema and this is a huge step for me. It has a lot of new things to offer the viewer. The music is interesting and at the same time captivating. The way it tells a story is different and effective. The cinematography is stunning. As the director points out, the overall theme is about life and death. And to be able to tell such a story is extremely difficult to accomplish. A big bonus is that there is also a large amount of inspiration from traditional Afrikaans Cinema. It's not a perfect film but I liked it enough to recommend it. It also contains some unique themes. I do hope to see more of the filmmakers in the future.

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Jerry S.

I have recently seen it as a birthday present for my sister-in-law and we both liked it. The idea was well thought out and the special effects were very well done, so it was a pleasure to watch this movie. It is a funny film, but it is also a lesson to those who do not have the intelligence of an animal. The film showed that people who were naive can do some very bad things and they are not protected by the laws. I think that the director was very well thinking out the situation and the situation was handled very well. It was well written and it was very funny. I would like to recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a good laugh and a good story. It is a must see.

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Helen B.

This is a must see if you are looking for a fun action filled film. Very intense scenes, good dialogues, good special effects, and realistic setting. I've watched it 4 times, and it's the best part of the movie. One of my favorites from the year 2018.

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Michael Riley

Before you watch this film, be sure to read the reviews by professionals who've seen the film, including TheWrap, Entertainment Weekly, and many others. I cannot believe they didn't give this film a 10. This is a great example of how you can mix art with entertainment and get an Oscar Nomination. The original story and story telling of the film is great and made for a more intriguing story than a simple fantasy film. It's hard to come up with something original that's not already being done in movies every year. I would like to see the story continue to be used in movies, because it is a great story and it would be hard to come up with something that wouldn't be copied. If this film gets the recognition it deserves, it will be amazing and will encourage future directors to make movies. The story is very well done and will definitely make it on my list of movies to see.

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Sara Green

Most of the awards people are giving this movie are not just because it is a professional film and better than the others. They are because it is a story you can connect with. This is a story about a family that is struggling financially, because they lost their home and their bank is not taking the mortgage. They want to give something back to the community. So they decided to give a little of their heart to make a documentary to help others in need. This movie is such a beautiful reminder that the human spirit is always bigger than any financial debt or other financial catastrophe. The acting is great. The directing is great. It is a film that brings out the best in each actor and director, which really makes you want to watch it again. You will not find a better family drama. It is a film you can easily see over and over again, and even watch with a family member. It is a great movie to remind you of the things you once did not do and do today. And this is the best kind of family drama I've seen.

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Jean

A fantastic short film. Not to be missed. I loved it! A true winner.

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Arthur O.

It is one of the best films that I have seen, I loved the story and the way the characters were portrayed. It was really great, you could see the potential that was here, I hope they keep making more like this, this is what you need to do if you want to make a movie like this. They were able to make the characters so real and you could feel the pain and sadness. You could feel the joy in their eyes when they were happy and the despair in their eyes when they were sad. All of the actors did an excellent job, even the villains and their motives were very good. The special effects and the music were also very good. I really liked the direction, it was a very great way of getting you into the film. It was great to watch and I hope they keep making more like this.

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Alexander

In 1992 when the New Zealand film production company IFFY introduced the award-winning short film "Fellowship: The Earthlings" as a selection from their International Film Festival of New Zealand, it was a film that was to capture the hearts of movie-goers around the world. I'm certain that for many, the experience that the film produced was quite a memorable one. For the 20 years since, IFFY has continued to introduce films from around the world to audiences, and this year, they introduced the award-winning "Fellowship" to the festival audience in New Zealand. "Fellowship" is a poignant, moving, and very impressive film that shows how love can change a person's life. Like "Fellowship," "Deepwater Horizon" is a documentary film that chronicles the tragic accident on Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010. Like "Fellowship," the documentary is a journey of a few people on a small boat that is run aground by a large oil rig that is owned by the Canadian company, Transocean, owned by Michael Milken. Like "Fellowship," the documentary focuses on two brothers, Jack and Mark, who are the only survivors of the accident. The boys were left with no choice but to live with the "world" for the rest of their lives. The boys live together in an isolated area of Nova Scotia, Canada, on an island that is a convenient place to stay because it is off the coast of Maine. Mark is a struggling fisherman, and Jack is a sort of prophet, saying that the oil company is to blame for the accident. This movie is powerful and incredibly moving, and it shows how relationships change when one person's need is met by another's love. I truly hope that you will see "Fellowship" because it is a powerful film that will touch you. I recommend that you see "Fellowship" in theaters. It will be a worthwhile experience.

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Jacob

Very unique and excellent. Great performances and the plot is awesome. It's really cool to see other peoples costumes, the locations, and the new animatronics in this film, I don't know what is so special about this movie, but it is a winner! Good day!

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Paul

This film is brilliant. I am a long time fan of Korean cinema and this movie is a big hit among many of the Korean audiences. As a fan of the Hollywood film industry I always look for the good things to see. Now with the benefit of the internet I can do this in a far more convenient way. "Her Girl Friday" has been nominated for a couple of awards already, and I am very grateful to have seen this film. It is well worth it. A very brave move to put the actors, the director, and the script writers out there and also to make this film available for so many people to see. I can't wait to see more of these films. My vote for Best Film of 2018 is 10/10.

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Cheryl Black

I am going to start this by saying that I have seen almost all of the short films nominated for Oscars (two). I am going to start by saying that I am not a fan of live action movies. They are too boring, and if you haven't seen the last two in the series, you won't have the patience. So, after a great first film, this is the best I have seen for the franchise. While it may not have the glory of the previous films, it is still a great movie that is very entertaining and enjoyable. The acting was great, the visual effects were amazing, and there was a good story that had me guessing what was going to happen next. Overall, a great movie, I would recommend seeing it if you haven't already.

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Joan

If you love to watch, watch and love the music and the film! The people from the film are absolutely amazing! I am very proud to be a musician and my friends and I are so happy to share this!

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Rebecca J.

The audience we saw it at, was left breathless. All the actors were wonderful and I was pleased to see Kirsten Dunst as a new hero. I had seen her in The Constant Gardener before and felt that she has an amazing future in film. I am not sure that all the negative comments were caused by the female lead. I think the acting was superb and the story was unique and intriguing. I'm sure the women's voices were overpowered by the male voices. However, I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to see a movie that's a bit different and a bit special.

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Jacqueline D.

This is a gorgeous film and is more of a 'What if?' movie, about a man named John White, who has been the director for a film called American Bandstand. John is leaving the film company after being fired from it. John finds himself in one of the theaters, playing a local rock star, Kevin, whose name is just a shout, and who is a very popular local celebrity, and as soon as John sees him, he is mesmerized. Kevin then invites him to come stay with him in his mansion, where John discovers that he has a large amount of money that he is able to spend on a lavish lifestyle, even though John is forced to wear an expensive suit, and the fame that he was so desperately looking for. The film is extremely well made and has a wonderful look and feel. The cinematography is top notch. The use of colors in the film are great, and they are used in a very creative way. The cinematography and the film-making is a sight to behold. The music score is amazing and is also a really good addition to the film. The performance is very well done and it is very well cast. The performances are all very good and the performances have been made by many actors and they are all good. The story is a little off in some places and there are some weird plot points, but the film is very good. This is a good movie to watch with a lot of friends and definitely has been on my watch list for a while now.

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Amanda Stewart

One of my favourite films. The lead actor is fantastic and makes the whole film watchable. The story is simple but very entertaining. This is a film that you need to see, even if you don't like Sci-Fi or Fantasy. Just watch this film. Also the new films from the UK are excellent. Truly great and will be a great film in their own right.

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Austin C.

Horror Films. these days are becoming a bit of a mixed bag, so the thinking goes. There are some brilliant and surprising gems, some mediocre and tedious garbage and some forgettable, dull and boring schlock. Sometimes you want to know who is behind it all and what's the story behind the horror genre. While most of the movies here are already worth a look, "The Children". well, it's worth a look and a look only. Its an amazing film with a strong story and some really creepy and violent scenes. The special effects are top notch and the main character is a cutie, for a start. But there is more to this movie than meets the eye, a deep and intriguing plot with some unexpected twists and turns. One of the best horror films I have seen in the last years. Watch it.

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Ashley Reyes

This is the best short film that I have ever seen. My friends and I have all been obsessed with it for years. I still have the DVD in my collection. It is a really fun, moving film. It makes you feel like you are watching a real documentary. This is what is so great about short films. They are short enough to fit into a short film. They are also short enough to be "filmed" by yourself or a group of friends. This is the only way to experience it. I think it is the best film to come out of Sundance this year. I think it deserves to win Best Documentary Feature Oscar. See it.

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Harold

I really enjoyed this film, it had a lot of intense action, and a lot of funny moments as well. I found it very original and very well thought out. It made me feel like I was watching something new and not the usual type of "boy meets girl" film. I would recommend this to anyone that has an open mind. I think the audience was amazed by the amount of work put into this movie. I definitely feel like it will be remembered for many years to come. I give it a 9 out of 10. I think it was a great success and I hope it becomes a hit on DVD. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Merry Christmas!

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Anthony Chen

Just finished watching "Newfie" by Jim Garaway. Wow! I've never seen anything like it. I loved it! It's the kind of film that will make you laugh, cry and think! It also has some of the best performances I've ever seen in a movie. As for the story, I won't ruin it for you, but I will say that it's very original. What makes this story so much better than the rest is that Jim Garaway didn't try to "up the ante" on the script. The story is very simple, yet very original. It's told in flashbacks, as if the viewer is not familiar with the actual events. I won't reveal anything, but it's just so worth the watch. I think you'll have a good time watching it! What makes it so great is that the director is very much in love with the art of the film. I think he did a fantastic job. If you have any questions, just ask! I've got the sequel on my DVR and I'll be there to see it. I don't think I'll let it go to the home before I see it.

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Nathan

The Annual short films are a great way for film students to gain experience, and I am looking forward to the next one. This year we had much more high quality short films to choose from and I was very pleased to see this one. Some have criticized the focus on the actors in this film, but the voice of the kids, the words spoken, and the director in the interviews and on the web have given me hope for this type of content to be seen in the future. I am not sure if it will get an award at the Oscars, but this film was an excellent and very well done effort. I look forward to seeing it again. I think it was very well done, and if I could, I would go out and buy the Director's Cut DVD, because there were lots of great things added, like extras and the interview on the web. I look forward to this feature film. As always, the best way to watch this short film is to make sure that the film is available on the web, then watch it there and then watch it again on a computer. In addition, please remember to view the credits as well, to see who was in the film and who was credited for the short.

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Sean Griffin

There are films out there that are simply excellent. This is one of those films. I would have never guessed it. I must have been slightly biased. Let me tell you that it is truly a masterpiece. It is a film that we will revisit and re-visit in the future. The actors in the film are amazing. So many films these days have so many people in them that it takes away from the story. However, not here. The actors in this film have such a deep sense of depth and insight into the characters that they come to life with us in such a way that we get so much from them. I recommend this film to everyone. It is so much more than just a film. It is a feeling. It is a discovery of a style. It is a film that is a glimpse of the art of filmmaking. This film is a masterpiece.

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Ann Ford

I've never been to a festival or a screening, so I was skeptical about whether or not I would really enjoy this film, but I loved it! The editing is amazing, with some scenes being so real and the background scenery is incredible! The editing and camera work is incredibly stunning, and I'm not just talking about the visual effects, but the acting and the story. This is one of the best films I've seen in 2018, and is by far the best film I've seen in 2018. I highly recommend it to any film student, whether you want to learn how to make movies or simply want to learn how to write a good story. I would highly recommend this film to anyone and everyone.