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"1985 is lean, clearly defined, and expertly shot and written. Rarely do we see a short so well delivered, where each line is included for a reason, each shot is pregnant with meaning. The film is modest, yet masterful." – Jason Sondhi, Short of the Week
"...that rarest of beasts, effortlessly moving in such a concise amount of time." – Stephen Saito,
The Moveable Fest
"...every moment, every word, every gesture, every camera movement, every cut is entirely authentic and strikes precisely the correct chord."
– Peter Martin, Screen Anarchy (formerly Twitch Film)
"...a reminder that the best shorts have the power to leave as lasting an impression as a feature—as long as they’re realized as beautifully as this."
– Michael Tully, Hammer to Nail
"So what could a film about AIDS and HIV possibly teach us 15 years after the epidemic’s zenith? A lot, it turns out…" – Daniel Villareal, Unicorn Booty
"Simple, yet moving, this film from the director of Pit Stop is almost perfect." – Christopher Llewellyn Reed, BmoreArt
"Achieves more resonance in 9 minutes than many films achieve in 90." – Jim Kolmar, SXSW