Unlike stiff features like The Reader or even the wildly uneven Curious Case of Benjamin Button, this year's Oscar-nominated shorts program is pretty much a risk-free venture.
Ann Powers' 'Good Booty' and the Connection Between Eroticism and Popular Music
Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano: Compassion - The Music of John Coltrane
'The Prowler' Reveals the Horror of Getting What You Want
Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins
'Stalker' Warns of a World Where Escape Can Lead to New Forms of Imprisonment
'The Devil's Bargain': Some Men Just Want to Watch America Burn
Crowd Pleasing ‘Step’ Brims With Humanity and Courage
"Everybody loves building a fort.