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Sean Means Movie Reviews for February 24th, 2023


Oscar-nominated documentary shorts — five short films — Broadway — 3 1/2 stars.

“This special release features the year’s most spectacular short films and is available to watch on the big screen for a limited time shortly after nominations are announced. Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation, or Documentary.” via ShortsTV


An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It – Lachlan Pendragon, Australia, 12 min.
The Flying Sailor – Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, Canada, 8 min.
Ice Merchants – João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano, Portugal/France/UK, 15 min.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud, UK, 33 min.
My Year of Dicks – Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon, USA, 26 min. via Angelika Film Center

What I saw:

Bunker — low-budget World War I horror — theaters — 2 1/2 stars

“Trapped in a bunker during World War I, a group of soldiers are faced with an ungodly presence that slowly turns them against each other.” via IMDb

Director: Adrian Langley

Starring: Roger Clark, Luke Baines, Kayla Radomski


Jesus Revolution — Christian youth movement drama — theaters — 2 1/2 stars

“The true story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970’s and its origins within a community of teenage hippies in Southern California.” via IMDb

Directors: Jon Erwin, Brent McCorkle

Starring: Jonathan Roumie, Nicholas Cirillo, Kelsey Grammer

Cocaine Bear — drug-addled bear horror-comedy — theaters — 2 1/2 stars

“An oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converge on a Georgia forest where a huge black bear goes on a murderous rampage after unintentionally ingesting cocaine.” via IMDb

Director: Elizabeth Banks

Starring: Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr.


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