Kamis, 07 April 2011
James Burkhammer - Starcrossed (2005)
Darren and Connor are two star-crossed lovers bound together by blood. Set in a suburban neighborhood, Starcrossed is an atmospheric story of two brothers who's relationship develops into something more than society could ever handle.
As with any short film, the story is fairly simple, straightforward and easy to digest. It's clear that the film attempts to shine a light one one of modern society's most deeply held taboos. This film succeeds in every respect. With only a little dialog, the viewer is rapidly pulled into the most personal moments and thoughts of these star-crossed brothers.
From the opening scene set in their early childhood, one can see the very close relationship the brothers have. When the film progresses to the present day in the next scene, the excellent acting and honest, heartfelt performances remind the viewer that love can come in the most unexpected and harsh way. As the relationship progresses, any disgust the viewer may initially feel is quickly replaced by sympathy and emotional distress as the viewer suddenly realizes that there can be only one possible resolution. And the aftermath of that resolution is heart-rending.
Jason Dyals (IMDb user)