Tag Archives: Benh Zeitlin

The 85th Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

Today I’ll be going back once again and looking at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories. I mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to[...]

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” to be re-released

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that the company will re-release director Benh Zeitlin’s Academy-Award nominated film BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD in select cities for a special return engagement on Friday, January 18. Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted[...]

Oscar nominations have many of us scratching our heads this morning…

What a crazy morning. As Oscar tends to do, they delivered their annual “WTF?” but instead of them inserting their nominees, they took out the nominees. Insane. Simply insane. My reactions to the nominees are below: Best Picture • Amour • Argo • Beasts of the Southern Wild • Django Unchained • Les Miserables • Life of[...]

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” is a timeless fable

HollywoodNews.com: Beasts of the Southern Wild is among the most transporting films you’re likely to see. Director and co-writer Benh Zeitlin, using Lucy Alibar’s play Juicy and Delicious, crafts a fully enveloping world that is both pinpoint specific and all-encompassing enough to be a timeless fable. On the surface,[...]