October 4, 2012 at 10:06 AM

‘Voice Over’: A Film Review

" 'Voice Over' is a clever, inventive film that covers a lot of ground in its markedly short running time"

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This blog is written on behalf of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and will serve as an honest, unbiased review of a few films that will be screening this year. Hopefully, these reviews will inspire conversation and discussion amongst other viewers and encourage the over all appreciation and dissection of this art we call film.

"Voice Over" is a clever, inventive film that covers a lot of ground in its markedly short running time. The film is divided into three sections, each with its own distinct look and texture. A knowing voiceover is poetically employed throughout the film, lending an even greater cinematic quality to the main character’s struggle. I won’t give up too much, save to say that stylistically, it was almost like watching "Amélie" as directed by Stanley Kubrick, and the anticipation that built up during the course of the story had me on the edge of my seat by the end. I think many who see "Voice Over" will agree that this is one of those shorts where the viewer is left yearning to see more and more. Perhaps in the near future we may be treated to a feature-length work from this director?

Baxter Smith is a sophomore at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, studying film. His interests therein include: writing, directing, and film restoration, as well as music (both of the soundtrack and popular variety).

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