Jeffrey Bowers

Film

The Best Short Films of 2016

Despite this year's overall horribleness, it's been a great year for short films. Out of the 2,000-plus I've seen this year, here are my 13 favorites.
Jeffrey Bowers
12.29.16
Film

How to Make a Film About Addiction Starring Your Own Family

'Krisha' is a home movie, of sorts, that takes place in the literal home of director Trey Shults' mother. His real-life aunt plays the titular, drug-addled character, and Shults himself plays her estranged son.
Jeffrey Bowers
4.11.16
Film

Watch This Hilarious Short Film About Escaping from an Old Folks' Home

'Florence Has Left the Building' is a VICE Shorts exclusive about a rebellious older woman, a nursing home, and two Elvis impersonators.
Jeffrey Bowers
4.3.16
vice shorts

Watch This Very Un-Sexy Short Documentary About How Fleshlights Are Made

Filmmaker Nikias Chryssos said he wanted to replicate the experience of children's educational programming, but for adults.
Jeffrey Bowers
3.15.16
vice shorts

Tropfest Winner About the Transformative Power of a Good Suit

Filmmakers Daniel Cloud Campos and Spencer Susser bring outfits to life in 'Shiny,' using stop-motion animation, incredible sound design, and a swift sense of movement.
Jeffrey Bowers
2.21.16
Film

Watch Alan Rickman Play a Creepy Older Gentleman in His Last Short Film

The much-loved British actor appeared in only a handful of short films. Most recently, he used his trademark creepiness and subtlety to play a stalker of sorts in Ben Ockrent and Jake Russell's 2013 drama Dust.
Jeffrey Bowers
1.15.16
Film

The Best 2015 Short Films You Can Watch Online

From Sundance darlings to a Simpsons parody, here are the best ten short films you can watch in their entirety right now on your computer.
Jeffrey Bowers
1.1.16
vice shorts

This Short Personifies Your Christmas Nightmares

Dan Sully's <i>Senka</i> is an ominous twist on the traditional holiday narrative and follows a young boy being terrorized by a mythical Christmas beast.
Jeffrey Bowers
12.23.15
vice shorts

Watch This Gloriously Messed-Up Short About a Little Girl, Her Dismembered Parents, and Heaven and Hell

Stephen Irwin's 'The Obvious Child' is a twisted, transcendent short film about how to get your dismembered parents to heaven.
Jeffrey Bowers
12.16.15
vice shorts

This Haunting Short Film Is a Meditation on American Violence

I'm Short, Not Stupid presents Terry Rayment's chilling short film set to Senator Robert F. Kennedy's "The Mindless Menace of Violence" speech.
Jeffrey Bowers
12.7.15
vice shorts

I'm Thankful for 'Oh Willy...,' Easily One of My Favorite Short Films Ever

The charming, profound, and strikingly original animated short film has finally arrived online.
Jeffrey Bowers
11.26.15
vice shorts

The Milkman So Tough He Inspired a Cult Comic

After failed adaptations that were supposed to star everyone from Jack Nicholson to Bill Murray, David Boswell's cantankerous cult comic book character has finally gotten the film it deserves.
Jeffrey Bowers
11.17.15
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