Unlike other viewers, I found the tone of this short to be extremely neutral. A hand full of voice mail messages juxtaposed with intimate shots of a stylish New York apartment contrast the comforts of home and the awkward nature of a landlord-tenant relationship.
To be honest I'd love to have a landlady like Rita. She's an old-fashioned person. Is it really going to break the filmmaker's back to help her with her cat, trash bags, etc? Don't really appreciate the snobbery of this film. I'm sure there was a much better film that could have been made if the director had been willing to engage with the landlady instead of poke fun behind her back. Cruel, uninspired film.
I'll be honest, it's not really five-star for me, but I found the one-star review unfair and since I'd give this about three stars, I figured I'd shoot for an average. Only reason I would give it three is just because I have trouble getting into short films. Documentary shorts are usually a bit better for me As the description says, it's more about apartment life than anything. Ignore the one star review.
Because film needs yet another example of affluent gay Caucasian men and their perfect fucking first world problems, right? Queer cinema categorically marginalizes other races and this is a clear manifestation of the systemic racism that is so prevalent in our LGBT community. Frankly I don't find any value in watching you complain about the leaky ceiling that is disrupting your rich hetero/racial normative life.