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    The Best Films of 2012

    My top three films of 2012 were easy to name, if not to order. Each is amazing, each wildly different from the other two, but they form a trio of incomparable experiences. There’s a deep dropoff from those three to the others, all fantastic --  though more flawed. I didn’t reac...

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    'Zero Dark Thirty' Wins Best Picture, Director & Actress From National Board Of Review, Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Supporting Actor

    Awards season continues on apace, and if things keep on the way things have been going this week, Kathryn Bigelow may need to enlarge her trophy cabinet. Her follow-up to the awards-laden "The Hurt Locker," Bin Laden-hunt picture "Zero Dark Thirty" hasn't even opened in theaters yet, but it already ...

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    The Spoils: Could Oscar Award the Pig Tricks and Swamp-Rat Magic of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'?

    Ever since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild” has been a recurring theme in indie-film fans’ excited chatter about their favorite moviegoing experiences this year. As a result, the film has been charging toward awa...

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    Three Indie Summer Hits Vie for Oscars: 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Several indie movies are looking to make a late-year comeback on the road to the Oscars, most notably three summer hits. Fox Searchlight is pushing Brit import "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" ($46 million domestic) as well as Sundance sweetheart "Beasts of the Southern Wild" ($...

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    'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Director Benh Zeitlin's Next Film A Fable About "Out Of Whack" Aging Process

    Is "Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin getting all 'Benjamin Button' on us for his next movie? The helmer made a huge impression this year with his thoroughly moving, inventive, absorbing and wildly imaginative debut feature that picked up four awards at Cannes and two at Sundance. A...

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    Benh Zeitlin Starts New, Untitled Louisiana-Set Film

    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin is returning to Louisiana for his next project, centering on a strange ecosystem where the aging process is warped, and people grow old either very quickly or incredibly slowly. Reportedly Zeitlin hopes to use the same cast and production team for ...

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    Watch: Exclusive Clip From Oprah's Upcoming Interview With 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Director Benh Zeitlin

    There are few media endorsements more powerful than that of Oprah Winfrey, and she's giving that stamp of approval to critical darling "Beasts of the Southern Wild." In an upcoming episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Winfrey sits down with the filmmaker Benh Zeitlin and castmembe...

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    The Playlist Profile: Benh Zeitlin On Miracles, Fearless Filmmaking And ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’

    When I meet with Benh Zeitlin, the 29-year-old director of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” he is on a quest for Thai food. He has been waking up in different hotels, in different cities every couple of days, and the food, he says, is always the same. We weave through the slow Soho crowds ...

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    'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Soundtrack Hits iTunes Today; Plus List Of U.S. Theaters Where The Film Plays

    Stick a cork in your list of best soundtracks of the year right now, it might be done. Unless, by some miracle, something unexpectedly happens (and or Hans Zimmer just blows us away with "The Dark Knight Rises"), one major contender for soundtrack of the year is the score for Benh Zeitlin's well-cel...

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