The Curt Critic featured in the Wisconsin State Journal

The Curt Critic in the news: This recent Wisconsin State Journal article is validation that Liz Zélandais' quest to see all 53 Oscar-nominated films for 2013 is a fascinating enterprise worthy of public interest, rather than merely nuts.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

No One Knows

Spring-loaded intensity

Twelve-year-old Jason is curious about the family that recently moved in next door. When he peers through their window, he learns that he is not alone in his abusive home life—even as it leaves him more alone than ever.

This live action short uses every second of its nine-minute run time to pack a powerful punch. The film has received an endorsement from actress Mariel Hemingway along with sponsorship from ChildHelp and other social agencies. Even as it brings much-needed focus to childhood abuse, the message never dilutes the drama.

No One Knows is gaining recognition at numerous film festivals and is currently nominated for best cinematography at Hollywood's Sierra Canyon Film Fest. Director Bunee Tomlinson and producer Daniel Hoyos—19 and 24, respectively, at the time of filming—demonstrate keen talent with a promise of great future potential.

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