Thursday, December 7, 2023

The Next Best Picture Podcast – “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”

By Matt Neglia 

Our 2012 retrospective continues with the breakout independent film of that year: Benh Zeitlin’s beautifully realized feature directorial debut, “Beasts Of The Southern Wild,” starring Quvenzhané Wallis & Dwight Henry. Critically acclaimed upon its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the film sustained its buzz throughout the year to pull off a miraculous awards campaign for Searchlight Pictures. What do we think of the film a decade later? Tune in below as Josh ParhamLauren LaMagnaDan BayerDanilo Castro, and I discuss the film’s themes, performances, cinematography, score, awards season run, etc. You can also check out all of our previous 2012 retrospective reviews for “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Skyfall,” & “Amour” if you have not done so already. Thank you. We hope you enjoy it!

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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