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
" 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 "