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, February 14, 2013

Adam and Dog - 2013 Oscar Nominee for Best Short Film—Animated

So depressing, it aspires to be a documentary

Just what I wanted—a hazy, Monet-like animated presentation of "Worst of the Old Testament". Okay, it didn't have all those "begets", so perhaps the superlative is unmerited.

In a nutshell: Happy Dog meets Adam (nude and slightly stylized), and they become BFFs. Then Adam meets naked girl, and Dog is abandoned. Dog sinks into depression. Adam and Eve next seen leaving wrapped in animal pelts, and they welcome Dog back to their sad little posse.

At just over fifteen minutes, Adam and Dog is a quarter hour too long.

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