Short Term 12 (2013) | to be honest, i found this indie darling to be overrated. could be my expectations, or it could just be that the horrible indie aesthetic* completely turns me off to this otherwise thoughtful and well-acted story. It’s 2014—let’s move beyond the Half Nelson handheld look.
* “let your budget be your aesthetic.” filmmakers, please stop using this as a crutch. budget appropriately for sticks and/or get creative with some homemade rigs. cheap movies don’t have to look cheap. production value is important. don’t use your financial limitations as an excuse—use it to get creative.