Skin (2018)

“Get him another beer and kabob mama, he deserves it” – Jeffrey

Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Feb 2019)

Brief Synopsis – A Neo-Nazi father who teaches his son about the value of skin color decides to start a war with a gang of African-Americans that very quickly gets out of control.

My Take on it – This is a film that I didn’t hear about until it was nominated for an Oscar last month for Short Live Action Film.

After its win at the Oscar in that category, this week, I decided to see what it was all about.

This is truly an amazing film since they are able to take a very complex situation and try and show a simple and extreme solution to how things are seen in order to show the way that people view these kinds of issues from a too narrow perspective where a wider viewpoint will possibly help make changes.

This film is a great example of how a filmmaker is able to take a subject and show that even in a short run time, it’s possible to make things poignant and keep the message profound.

It shows how important it is to look at the things that people say and do because there can sometimes be very far reaching repercussions of such decisions.

The cast is largely unknown and that helps keep things feeling even more realistic because the actors don’t get in the way of the story at all.

This film was very deserving of its Oscar win and I’m glad that I got to see this very powerful and moving film.

I can’t wait to see what these film makers will give us in the years to come.

Bottom Line – Excellent film that is able to take a complex issue and try to show a simple yet extreme solution to things.  This is a great example of a film maker being able to take a subject and show how in just a short span of run time give us a powerful story that shows the effects of things that we say and do and of course we get to see the far reaching repercussions of such decisions. The cast is largely unknown yet they are able to make their characters seem quite realistic in everything that they do. Very deserving of winning the Oscar for Live Action Short Film. Can’t wait to see what they have for us in the future. Highly Recommended

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short in 2019 (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)


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