Hot Fuzz, A Haiku Movie Review
By Jeff Stern
Friday, June 1st, 2007

Ironic homage
to buddy action thrillers:
British meta-cops.

A tough London cop.
A towne with a dark secret.
Somethin’s gotta give.

A village shootout:
bullet-shattered plant pot shards
float in a beer pool.

Miniature towne:
a former James Bond impaled
by a church steeple.

Aware of itself.
A movie about movies.
A film about films.

Jeff Stern is a Boston-based filmmaker, screenwriter and actor whose work has screened at the Woods Hole, Olympia, New Hampshire and Boston Underground Film Festivals, among others. He is the co-producer and host of Open Screen, a monthly forum for independent, underground films held at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA. In January 2009, he finished production on the independent feature film "Good Work," in which Jeff stars as Jason. In summer 2009, Jeff co-produced and starred in the independent feature film "Party Like It’s a Verb." Both films are currently in post-production. Jeff currently plays in the band The Avon Barksdale. He is also a lifetime member of the musical baseball ensemble, The Farmhands. Jeff works at Bentley University, where he teaches Media Production. He lives in Cambridge near a bunch of baseball diamonds with his wife, Anna Goldsmith, and son, Leo Coolidge.

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