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[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – Beasts Of The Southern Wild

24 Jul

Title: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Year: 2012
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Writers: Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry
MPAA Rating: PG-13, thematic material including child imperilment, some disturbing images, language and brief sensuality
Runtime: 91 min
IMDb Rating: 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 84

My expectations heading into Beasts of the Southern Wild were sky-high. This film was this year’s darling at the Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered, getting glowing reviews and winning the Grand Jury Prize in the process. Then came Cannes, where it screened in the Un Certain Regard section, and from where it walked out having won the Caméra d’Or for director Behn Zeitlin, the award handed out at the prestigious fest for the best screened directorial debut, one that in the past has been awarded to the likes of Steve McQueen, Jim Jarmusch, Jafar Panahi and Miranda July. And then a couple of weeks ago it got a limited release theatrically, and the reviews were stunning, and it was a specialty box office success, too. Like I said, the expectations were sky-high.

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[Trailer] – Beasts Of The Southern Wild

2 May

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival the film that came out with the most rapturous raves was Benh Zeitlin‘s directorial debut, Beasts of the Southern Wild. And the first trailer for that film is now out, and you can watch it after the cut.

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