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Films in this category aren’t full-length, an hour or more, movies, but shorts.

The Tattooist – First Impression

Promo print for the movie: The Tattooist.
From the creator of “The Story of 90 Coins” comes "The Tattooist." A horror pivot that, just in its trailer, seems like it’s gruesome. Director(s) Michael Wong Written By Michael Wong Date Released June 8, 2018 Genre(s) Horror Good If You Like Graphic Horror Noted Cast The Tattooist Wang Yanhu Images and text in this post may contain affiliate links which, if a purchase is made from those sites, I may earn money...

When I’ve Wanted To Die – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

When I've Wanted To Die - Title Card
When I've Wanted To Die, feels like a visual summary, with an incremental update, of Anna Akana’s book released last year. Director(s) Anna Akana Written By Anna Akana Date Released 10/11/2018 Genre(s) Short, Drama Good If You Like Anna Akana Stories About Hope, Despite Depression Noted Cast Herself Anna Akana Images and text in this post may contain affiliate links which, if a purchase is made from those sites, I may earn money or...

June – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Title card for June.
In the civil rights era, and before, it is easy to forget it was more than a Black and white issue. There were also those who didn’t fit in either box. June gives a glimpse of their story. Director(s) Huay-Bing Law Screenplay By Katherine Craft Date Released 9/1/2018 Genre(s) Drama Good If You Like History The Question of Where Asian Americans Fit Post-WWII in American Society Noted Cast June Ching Wang Gene Joe Lee Images and...

A Love Undefined – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Title card for the short "A Love Undefined"
In this short, a young woman toils over the idea of getting back with an abusive fiancé. Director(s) Tishehma ‘Shema’ Jones Screenplay By Tishehma ‘Shema’ Jones Date Released 9/13/2016 Genre(s) Short, Drama Good If You Like Shorts Featuring Domestic Violence Actors Introduced Tione Shema Jones Devin Jakeem Hawkins Summary It’s not clear how long Tione and Devin have been together but clearly, it has gone south. He is jealous, insecure, and appears to be physically abusive....

Last Goodbye – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Title card for short "Last Goodbye."
The Last Goodbye spends its runtime wisely to make sure its ending packs a punch. Director(s) Joe Massingill Screenplay By Guy Nardulli Date Released 9/9/2016 Genre(s) Romance, Drama Good If You Like Watching The End of Marriages Without Over The Top Drama Actors Introduced Joe Guy Nardulli Stacie Stefanie Butler Anthony Toby Grey Jane Candice Coke Summary After a really bad month, it seems Joe is done. He is going to leave his wife, Stacie, for his secretary and try...

Retrospect – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Title card for Retrospect.
Retrospect may mess you up a little as you watch a young man do anything to reconnect with his ex again. Platform Everybody Digital App Director(s) Royce Adkins Screenplay By Royce Adkins Date Released 6/2015 Genre(s) Sci-Fi, Romance Good If You Like Heartbroken Men Actors Introduced Tracey Gary L Gray Jamal DeNai Blackshire Summary For reasons unknown, Tracey, the fiancée of Jamal, is dead. Since that time, he has found himself going to this office which allows him...

Tamala (Short) – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Title Card for Tamala
Tamala cuts up what seems to be the big moments of a larger movie, into an 11 minute short. Platform Everybody Digital App Director(s) Goodhope E. Zagamba Screenplay By Goodhope E. Zagamba Date Released N/A Genre(s) Drama Good If You Like Depressing Shorts Actors Introduced Tamala Jenipher Almas Ezra Ismail Ramadhan Mussa Summary In a coastline city, a young woman name Tamala finds herself homeless and vulnerable. Particularly because she is a woman. So, masquerading as a man,...

Zion – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Title card for Netflix documentary Zion.
In this inspiring tear-jerker, we meet a young man named Zion whose life got turned around thanks to two people providing him with stability and an outlet. Director(s) Floyd Russ Screenplay By N/A Date Released 8/10/2018 Genre(s) Documentary Good If You Like Touching Stories How Sports Better People Lives Educators Who Care Triumph Over Adversity Actors Introduced Himself Zion Clark Himself Gilbert Donahue Herself Kimberly Hawkins Summary While Zion is now in college, the focus of the documentary is primarily after...

Bag Man – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Title card for the short Bag Boy
Bag Man will surely get you hyped up for Kin (Currently Scheduled for 8/31) even with the changes in the feature film. Director(s) Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker Screenplay By Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker Date Released (Online) 7/13/2018 Genre(s) Sci-Fi, Action Good If You Like Sci-Fi in Urban Location Noted Actors Boy Judah Bellamy Mother Raushanah Simmons Summary By means not revealed to us, a young man from Harlem, NY has a gun. A large gun. One...

Bad Peter – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Title card for the movie "Bad Peter"
In this sci-fi short, an AI named Peter is supposed to help this woman named Rachel have a successful pregnancy – by any means necessary. Director(s) Zach Strauss Screenplay By Zach Strauss Date Released 6/21/2018 Genre(s) Sci-Fi, Drama Good If You Like Shorts Stories Dealing With “Big Brother” and Government Control Artificial Intelligence Which Seems Psychotic Noted Actors Rachel Frankie Shaw Peter Ross Patridge Summary In an unnoted year, we watch a woman named Rachel have her daily...