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Flixist Awards 2012: Most Promising New Performer

Sometimes it can take years and years of work to become good at something. Malcom Gladwell cites the 10,000-Hour Rule a bunch in his book Outliers to suggest that genius in various professions requires that much time, effort, and practice. ...

 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Most Promising New Filmmaker

Every year there's a movie that people can't stop talking about. They champion it to friends, they analyze it closely, and they can't stop thinking about it afterwards. If not the movie itself, then it's the pure bravado of the filmmaking, ...

 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Original Soundtrack

Soundtracks are the nervous system of a film. You don't see them, but if it stopped working for a few seconds, the film dies. A soundtrack or orchestration is just as important as the actors and actresses on screen. And some of the best sou...

 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Actress

Much like this year's Best Actress Oscar nominations, our Flixist Award nominees ranged from girls about 9 years old to women about 90 years old. Quvenzhané Wallis from Beasts of the Southern Wild was a lot of people's front runner, ...

 
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The best damn Oscar predictions around: 2013 edition

Last year we made the bold statement that our Oscar predictions were the best ever. Were we 100 percent right? No. But that doesn't mean we're going to back down from outlandish claims about our incredible ability to predict who is going to...

 
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Beasts of the Southern Wild to be re-released this week

Beasts of the Southern Wild was this year's breakout independent movie, as favorite among the Flixist staff that have seen it, and also probably the longest review we have to date. In the light of the dark horse candidate's four Oscar nomin...

 
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Creating the score for Beasts of the Southern Wild

As the awards season looms, many have been wondering where Beasts of the Southern Wild will fit into the mix. Directed by Benh Zeitlin, the movie is the indie darling of the year, and there's been lots of buzz over its stars, Quvenzhan&eac...

 
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New Releases, week of 12/8/12: "Rise" edition

By far, the biggest release this week is The Dark Knight Rises, the ambitious, overstuffed, flawed, and yet nonetheless entertaining conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. An unused poster for The Dark Knight Rises can be seen in...

 
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Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

In yesterday's interview with Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin, he compared the film to a song. It has these verses and choruses, he said. While watching it, you key into these loud-quiet-loud progressions, with raw emotion...

 
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Interview: Benh Zeitlin, dir. Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild is Benh Zeitlin's directorial debut, but you wouldn't realize it from watching the movie. I remember British writer Geoff Dyer saying that there's a distinct kind of swagger and self-confidence to first novels by...

 
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Interview: The stars of Beasts of the Southern Wild

Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry are the unlikely heroes of Beasts of the Southern Wild, this year's unexpected Sundance darling. Neither Wallis (who is only 8 years old) or Henry had any acting experience when they were cast as Hu...

 
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New photos for Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild has been making the festival rounds and cleaning up wherever it goes. It won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Film and the Excellence in Cinematography Award at this year's Sundance, and it was an official ...

 
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A promising first clip from Beasts of the Southern Wild

Last month we shared the trailer for Beasts of the Southern Wild, one of the darlings at this year's Sundance Film Festival. A brief clip from the film has surfaced, and it's full of whimsy and childlike wonder (and the image seen on the f...

 
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Trailer: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild was one of the most acclaimed movies at Sundance this year, scooping up two festival awards: the Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Film and the Excellence in Cinematography Award. The film's trailer recently dr...

 

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