Short Film Review: Removed

This film by Nathanael Matanick was created as a teaching tool for foster parents. It does a good job of portraying the life of a child that is placed in foster care. It does not pull punches, but at the same time it doesn’t wallow in depravity. It’s not always easy to watch, but it does get its point across.

Beautiful child. Happy ending. Considering the circumstances.

Nice effort.

Here’s a comment from the Facebook post: “Sorry, but no. Appreciate what he was trying to do, but having worked in the system, it doesn’t quite get it. And the monologue is irritating.”

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Short Film Review: Genesis

Here’s a short science fiction film starring an acquaintance from Stage 32, West Ramsey. I actually saw the end coming, being familiar with this type of Philip K. Dick-like twist.

Hard to do sf on a budget and in a short time span. You really need a good amount of time to do these big subjects justice. Takes a while to get the future world established and all that. Still this story is not so weird that they needed a lot of set up. I still feel more time would have given us some sort of resolution. As it is, I’m left wondering what’s going to happen to this replicant.