Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The ABC's of Death

(2013) ***


Twenty-six directors each assigned a letter of the alphabet and given $5000 were asked to create a story about death without any restrictions.  The wildly uneven results typically found in an anthology film have never been more apparent than here.  For every good short there is one that is mediocre and one that is just awful.  Some are just plain disgusting or offensive.  Still, even after suffering through a bad one (they are only 5 minutes in length after all) you will be optimistic that the next one will be better.  The 5 minute length lends itself nicely to getting other things done around the house.  Watch a short; throw your clothes into the laundry machine.  Watch a short; vacuum that rug you've been meaning to get to.  Watch a short, put away the dishes.  You get it.  Although only about 1/3 of the films are any good, I still recommend checking this out.

5 comments:

Catfreeek said...

Sounds like a pretty interesting concept.

Catfreeek said...

Btw, you've been digging up some interesting choices this year, good job!

AC said...

agree that anthologies are often wildly uneven, the variety is a "pro" but sitting through the crap is a "con."

Octopunk said...

What letter was the best?

DCD said...

I also want to know what letter was the best. Is the picture from D for dog? Or W for wolf? Maybe R for Rabies?

Also - that dog/wolf looks very sad to me for some reason.