Jon Lee

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  • The Perfect Gooseys

    ★★★

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★★

  • Collective

    ★★★★

  • A Short Vision

    ★★★½

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  • The Perfect Gooseys

    The Perfect Gooseys

    ★★★

    "You say 'to-MAY-to'."
    "We say 'to-MAH-to'."

    Watched on Omeleto's YouTube channel.

    Put simply, this short film is a refreshing eye candy. It isn't often that I stumble upon a video that currently sits above 12 million views that turns out to be this visually gorgeous. I fell in love with the eye-popping marriage of the various aspects of the cinematography here; from the vibrantly colourful production design to the meticulous framing of each individual shot. As a result, not once…

  • Save Ralph

    Save Ralph

    ★★★½

    So short, yet so effective. Lasting less than 4 minutes, this perfect blend of the lighthearted and the disturbing made me squirm in a way I definitely did not expect (if you've seen it, you know exactly what scene I'm talking about).

    I have the feeling there's an abundance of shabby PETA videos and extremely cheesy films dealing with this topic, only to inadvertently do disservice to the topics they tackle and the art of cinema, ultimately disrespecting the intelligence…

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  • Everything Will Be OK

    Everything Will Be OK

    ★★★½

    Hertzfeldt delivers a singularly disquieting and unflichingly powerful portrait of mental illness told in a bleak, surreal urban yet dreamlike setting. This marks the first chapter of a trilogy, preceding I Am So Proud Of You (2008) and It's Such A Beautiful Day (2011).

    We see introduced to our protagonist Bill, an ordinary man in the form of a stick figure leading an ostensibly mundane life with anecdotes told through constantly nonchalant narration, as increasingly disturbing hallucinations and dreams manifest…

  • My Last Day

    My Last Day

    ★★½

    flashbacks to my 11-year old self in Sunday school shielding my eyes in terror from the second half of this 9-minute short

    At the time I was growing tired of many inane and clichéd Bible YouTube videos, this came like a lightning in a bottle. And I think this still holds up in some aspects.

    Revisiting this 6-7 years later, it is a pleasant surprise for an animated faith-based short like this to not shy away from the blood-soaked agony…