We are now in the realm of self-parody and deadpan comedy.
Story of fast-rising star Sergei Polunin is a moving account of sacrifice and a talent pushed too hard and too young.
The movie certainly isn’t stingy with the woman-on-woman action one could say is missing from mainstream fare.
Most conventionally satisfying is Pixar’s beautifully rendered “Piper”.
This year’s Oscar-nominated live-action shorts are an unusually timely bunch, with context in some cases trumping execution.