I reviewed the indie short The Childish Thing at The Slaughtered Bird:
Is it horror? Sort of, but it’s subtle and deep, and the protagonist Jack makes us feel every bit of it in a terrific performance. He’s tasked with cleaning out the basement and garage of the home he’s lived in since childhood, and hence must grapple with all the issues that entails. His absent brother, clearly loved, leaves an aching hole in the narrative that the viewer can’t help but fill, and that’s one of the movie’s greatest strengths: what it doesn’t say, what it doesn’t show.
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