Evidently I’ve enjoyed a lot of what I’ve seen from 2016. When I made the original list, I had only viewed Neil Breen’s Pass Thru, which is still here, of course. I linked the short films to where they can be seen for free. If you have any questions about the features and what I liked about them, just ask in the comments.
You can read the previous posts on this film list here.
“And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye”
A ghost and a dead herd of cows in a wonderfully mysterious and incredible looking short film from Chile. Directed by Francisca Alegria.
Autobiographical stop-motion film from South Korea about a young boy’s experience drinking deer blood. Directed by Kangmin Kim
I’ve got this listed as 2016, but on IMDB, it’s 2017. In any case, I just found out it’s part of a series called Still Life, three one-shot short films. I mentioned one of them previously and haven’t seen the other. The less you know, maybe the better. The director Jim Cummings has this and other shorts on his Vimeo, which I keep forgetting to check out.
A fun and surreal cartoon short about one woman attempting to pleasure herself. Directed by Renata Gąsiorowska. For mature viewers and obviously NSFW.
“Second to None”
Two brothers–maybe twins if I remember correctly–take first and second on everything they do since birth order. As they are becoming the world’s oldest people, the youngest hatches a plan to be…well, you can figure it out. Great looking stop-motion short directed by Vincent Gallagher.
A genre- and gender-bending animated short by Hungarian artist Luca Tóth. While it doesn’t look like it, it reminds me of something like Fantastic Planet or Ursula K. Le Guin’s stories like “Those Who Walk Away from Omelos,” that set up difficult and interesting alternate worlds. “Superbia” has more of the surrealism of the former.
The Alchemist Cookbook
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House
Swiss Army Man
Under the Shadow
Author: The JT LeRoy Story
John Berger or The Art of Looking
Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected World
With the kids:
My oldest loves Roald Dahl and has a book collection plus we’ve seen about three versions of this. I’m hoping to watch James and the Giant Peach after she reads it. I haven’t seen it since it was in theaters.
Kubo and the Two Strings
I cry every time I see Moana grow up. Every time.
The kids just belly laughed through this one.
Our youngest got watch-it-twice-a-day-every-day obsessed with this movie one summer. I thought it was fun, and every time I hear those pop songs I think of her singing and laughing.
I like hot sauce and Jan Svankmajer movies.
1. Current Listening: Swordfishtrombones and The Harry Partch Collection
2. Current Viewing: Phase IV (1974).
3. Current Reading: Zadie Smith: White Teeth