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Inside the Boxers

An offbeat comedy about two unorthodox boxers.
3/5

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Written and directed by Vincent Aliperti, ‘Inside the Boxers’ is a short comedy film that takes a satirical look into the world of professional boxing. Produced almost entirely in black-and-white, the narrative explores the customary hostility between opponents and unravels their outlandish personal behavior. The film stars Ryan McQueeney as Carson Niverous, an ego-driven cannibal, and Kevin Schriver as Hill Billy – a stereotypical southerner who abides by his namesake.

The 24-minute comedy opens with a pre-match TV interview from each of the contenders. Built as an unmissable match, the host probes the boxers about their individual preparation – with unorthodox and startling retorts. A hysterical highlight, which takes place in the ring, comes from the downhearted referee – a noteworthy moment that seels the film’s comedy status.

Despite the comical narrative, the lengthy runtime may thwart audience engagement – as at times it feels too overplayed and repetitive. McQueeney and Schriver deliver commendable acts throughout – by virtue of waggish characterization penned by Vincent Aliperti. The low-budget technical craftsmanship fits well with the overall farcical tone – thus shouldn’t be denounced. Post-production and sound are equally seemly. Under Aliperti’s wit and direction, ‘Inside the Boxers’ is a laudable watch that shouldn’t be overlooked. Expect a few drawn-out laughs with a cringey gravity.

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Inside the Boxers

An offbeat comedy about two unorthodox boxers.
3/5

Review

Written and directed by Vincent Aliperti, ‘Inside the Boxers’ is a short comedy film that takes a satirical look into the world of professional boxing. Produced almost entirely in black-and-white, the narrative explores the customary hostility between opponents and unravels their outlandish personal behavior. The film stars Ryan McQueeney as Carson Niverous, an ego-driven cannibal, and Kevin Schriver as Hill Billy – a stereotypical southerner who abides by his namesake.

The 24-minute comedy opens with a pre-match TV interview from each of the contenders. Built as an unmissable match, the host probes the boxers about their individual preparation – with unorthodox and startling retorts. A hysterical highlight, which takes place in the ring, comes from the downhearted referee – a noteworthy moment that seels the film’s comedy status.

Despite the comical narrative, the lengthy runtime may thwart audience engagement – as at times it feels too overplayed and repetitive. McQueeney and Schriver deliver commendable acts throughout – by virtue of waggish characterization penned by Vincent Aliperti. The low-budget technical craftsmanship fits well with the overall farcical tone – thus shouldn’t be denounced. Post-production and sound are equally seemly. Under Aliperti’s wit and direction, ‘Inside the Boxers’ is a laudable watch that shouldn’t be overlooked. Expect a few drawn-out laughs with a cringey gravity.

Inside the Boxers Short Film

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