Efficient, nasty action scenes can't overcome mostly bland characterizations and a half-baked story.
Collin Souter has been reviewing films in Chicago for 14 years, most notably on WGN Radio where he has been a part of the movie review segment every week on The Nick Digilio Show. Additionally, he contributes to The Bad Mutha Film Show every month on WHPK. He has also written for eFilmcritic.com and Magill's Cinema Annual. Collin also serves as the Short Film Programmer and Programming Adviser for the Chicago Critics Film Festival. You can follow Collin's work as a filmmaker at Multihead Productions.
An interview with the director of "Approaching a Breakthrough" and a presentation of the short film.
This dance-based, protest music video/documentary/spoken word hybrid gives voice to those who often have to do the explaining because of their experiences
An interview with the directors of "Hollywood's Greatest Trick" and a presentation of the short film.
This month's edition of Short Films in Focus looks at a literal leap.
A writer and his BB-8 watch all eight of the "Star Wars" films in numerical order.
A review of Magali Barbé's "Strange Beasts" and a presentation of the short film.
An interview with director James Siewert about "The Past Inside the Present" and a presentation of the short film.
An interview with director Sol Friedman about "Bacon & God's Wrath" and a presentation of the short film.
A look at this year's roster of Oscar-nominated shorts from all three categories.
An interview with writer/director Will Goss about "Alarm" and a presentation of the short film.