The Door

Data
Title: “The Door”
Year: 2008
Length: 17 minutes
Director: Juanita Wilson
Everyone else: Don’t know – can’t find info online
Distinctions: Oscar nomination for Best Short (live action) (2010)

My reaction
Synopsis: victims of Chernobyl are sad
How I saw it: in the theater, a few days ago
Concept: Bad.
Story: Terrible.
Characters: Terrible.
Dialog: Indifferent. Sparse but pretentious.
Pacing: Bad.
Cinematography: Bad.
Special effects/design: Great. Filmed on location, they really couldn’t go wrong.
Acting: Good. I guess, more or less.
Music: Bad.
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh). Boring. There’s zero emotional impact, which is really impressive considering the subject matter.
Objective Rating: 1.5/4 (Eh).

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