The Best Independent / International Films of 2012 | 21 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM
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.
The Best Female Film Performances of 2012 | 6 Jan 2013 // 4:08 PM
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.
'Beasts of the Southern Wild': Surviving Storms | 26 Jun 2012 // 11:02 PM
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.
Cannes 2012: 'Paradies: Liebe' + 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' | 20 May 2012 // 10:26 PM
Several films at Cannes this year employ local nonprofessional actors in their casts, to effects that range from vaguely disappointing to magical.
Sundance 2012: From ‘Beasts’ to ‘Ice,’ wonder wins out at Sundance | 30 Jan 2012 // 10:35 PM
LOS ANGELES — Every year the story is the same: Sundance satisfies and disappoints in equal measure, depending on how you look at it. It disappoints