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Sunday, January 27 2013

The Best Films of 2012

From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.


Monday, January 21 2013

The Best Independent / International Films of 2012

When you think outside the box, it's amazing how novel and inventive your thoughts become. Same applies in film. These examples of beyond the mainstream moviemaking shine as creative and experimental entertainments.


Sunday, January 6 2013

The Best Female Film Performances of 2012

From a precocious young girl bravely battling the elements to much older women waging war with their own demons, 2012 was a standout year for actresses, with these being some of the very, very best.


Reviews

Wednesday, June 27 2012

'Beasts of the Southern Wild': Surviving Storms

As Beasts of the Southern wild creates effects for what Hushpuppy sees, as it insists on explaining so much, it's increasingly burdened, less allusive than literal.


Sunday, May 20 2012

Cannes 2012: 'Paradies: Liebe' + 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

Several films at Cannes this year employ local nonprofessional actors in their casts, to effects that range from vaguely disappointing to magical.


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