BUFF 2018: ‘Let Them Die Like Lovers’ Short Film Review

With each entry that I watch for The Boston Underground Film Festival, I am more blown away each time. Don’t get me wrong; they are all incredible. The judges of this festival are sure to have a hell of a time picking the winners. With that being said, I am very excited that I am the one that got the honor and the privilege to screen and review Director Jesse Atlas’ short film, Let Them Die Like Lovers. I only knew the title of the short, so I had no idea what I was in store for. Let me just tell you, this short is ingenious.

Official synopsis of Let Them Die Like Lovers:

In this emotionally-charged sci-fi thriller, a soldier jumps from body to body, but her hardest mission is coming home.

What I loved so much about Let Them Die Like Lovers is EVERYTHING! From start to finish, I was so entranced and fully captivated by what was transpiring on my screen. I believe this is a truly flawless short film, and if I had any complaints at all, it would be that it wasn’t longer. The acting is impeccable and top notch. The actors all seemed very seasoned and gave fantastic performances. Alexa (Angela Lewis) and Marko (Mustafa Shakir) portray the two leads with gravitational ease. Each performance in this short is incredible, and makes the film complete. I felt as if I had just watched an hour and a half film in fifteen minutes. I just simply didn’t want Let Them Die Like Lovers to end. I don’t want gush and spoil this amazing film, as I feel this is one that should be experienced on one’s own time. I hope these minimal words do it justice, and convince you to see the remarkable film that is Let Them Die Like Lovers.

Final Thoughts

I love how multi-dimensional the title of Let Them Die Like Lovers is. Black Mirror is, by far, one of my favorite shows at the moment, and this short is on par with any episode you would see on that. The montage ending is so tragically beautiful, but in the best way possible. It left me reeling. I thought this was a cinematic masterpiece, and I don’t say that lightly. Jesse Atlas’ future is certainly bright, and I can’t wait to see what else he does in this industry!

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Lacy Lou has had a love for horror movies pretty much since birth! If you ever need a horror trivia question answered she's your girl!!! She is obsessed with the movie Scream and even has a Ghostface tattoo to prove it! She loves to write and make new friends that share the same interest.

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