About St. Louis Short Film Reviews and Concepts

Mary Morgan

Member St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association

Credo: My intent is to provide useful input for people who are about to part with some of their entertainment dollars at short film concepts. A brief plot summary and some additional, brief comments about cast, rating and genre are often helpful tools for selecting an evening entertainment. That is what I offer you.

Eventually most of us find a reviewer or reviewers who are on the same wavelength as we are and we enjoy reading their take on a particular film. Being among those reviewers is my goal. Those of you seeking intellectually deep analyses or exhaustive diatribes will not find them here.

I currently provide reviews for: PrimeLife Circuit, Meramec Valley Current (Fenton and Big River Editions) and Java Journal. A special thanks to the local promotions companies who do an excellent job of hosting press screenings and providing promotional materials.

  • 1 symbol: Wait for the DVD. It'll probably be out in the near future.
  • 2 symbols: So, so. Nothing outstanding, but passable entertainment.
  • 3 symbols: Worth your time and money.
  • 4 symbols: Outstanding!
C.E. Morgan

I wanted to write a blog that would help people to understand what things are important to me. By reading this blog you can see which films I like or dislike, which books are important to me and which not and even to some extent which TV I like (probably won’t write reviews about tv I don’t like as there’s too much of it :-)

I also wanted this blog to be a useful place to start when finding out about a particular book or film. With this in mind, I have provided links to Wikipedia, IMDB, and even Amazon. Where possible I also provide a Youtube clip if one is relevant.

If there’s a book or film you think I should have reviewed but haven’t got around to please feel free to let me know, I’m always open to suggestions.

Paul Godden aka 6fish

Good example of film review:

Journey to the Center of the Earth

If my memory serves me correctly, Jules Verne’s characters in “Journey to the Center of the Earth” spent a considerable amount of time getting down there. Today’s film version of the tale concentrates on the perils that lurk far below the Earth’s surface rather than on the journey. Scientist Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) has a very personal reason for seeking the portal to the fabled lost world that he believes exists at the center of the Earth. On an expedition to Iceland, Trevor and his nephew, Sean (Josh Hutcherson), find the passage in and wander into a world where danger takes on another dimension, literally, the third dimension.

“Journey to the Center of the Earth” director Eric Brevig is an award-winning special effects master best known for his work on “Total Recall” and “Pearl Harbor.” His extraordinary talents showcased in this exciting film depict a world filled with frightening creatures that seem to jump right off the screen and put the audience directly in harm’s way. Probably the most sophisticated 3-D that has come to the big screen to date, however, the dazzling visuals are considerably greater than the story.