PRESS & REVIEWS
" Stella Velon’s The Critic was named best short."
Winners of the 2019 Method Fest Independent Film Festival
" The Best Of All, From 2018!
The Critic is an absolutely stunning visual and a treat to the cerebral folk and cinephiles alike!"
" loaded with exceptional dialogue… and packed with substantial emotional heft, The Critic is a short film that benefits from a powerhouse performance. Velon is incredible in this role she wrote…"
"grabs you from the start, establishes an emotional connection with the audience, and then straps you in on an emotional roller coaster ride"
" Velon’s direction is exceptional… At a time of #Metoo & #Timesup, ‘The Critic’ remains an honest dissection of what it takes to be a film star and offers a peek-a-boo into that galaxy which we all find so alluring."
The Critic became " the first short to receive 5 stars on IndieShortsMag.com"
"quietly fierce, dramatically potent, and heartbreakingly palpable… The Critic is a sublime piece of indie film magic"
" writer/director Stella Velon's emotionally involving and thought-provoking short film The Critic… is nearly instantly engaging and a remarkably poignant story that somehow manages to travel a broad emotional spectrum while delivering a complete story within its modest 15-minute running time."
" The film deals with heavy material… and is rife with good performances and thoughtful shots… You’re left with the distinct impression of watching a film"
" The script is a powerful foundation which is intensified tenfold by the performances of the protagonists."
"The standout offering of the block is The Critic… Understanding the form and purpose of a short story is just as important as screencraft and The Critic succeeds on all fronts."
London Independent Film Festival (LIFF) - Sophie London for Acting Hour
"The Critic is a true gem, compelling, riveting & visually captivating."
Annual Grand Jury Prize Winner - Queen Palm International Film Festival
"Brilliant. It wasn't just a movie. It was an experience."
" Powerful, powerful film with an even more explosive message."
"each character was so fully developed… punches a wallop of a message"
"A smartly written and directed film which offers a raw, unflinching look into the psychological impact of the entertainment industry"
"A little gem! As it unfolded, I was transfixed."
"Moving and skillful"