Hey…summer is drawing to a close and over the weekend I wanted to re-blog my reviews of the two best movies of the summer…yesterday was Moonrise Kingdom and today it’s Beasts of the Southern Wild. Your summer (and 2012) won’t be complete until you see this film.

The MN Movie Man


The Facts:

Synopsis: Faced with her father’s fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother.

Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry

Director: Benh Zeitlin

Rated: PG-13

Running Length: 93 minutes

TMMM Score: (9/10)

Review:  Arriving smack dab in the middle of 2012, we may have found one of the ten best films of the year.  It’s not hard to see why Beasts of the Southern Wild emerged from the film festival circuit as an audience and critical favorite.  It’s stylistically different from any other film released so far this year (or maybe in the last several years) and it has two of the most impressive performances committed to celluloid in recent memory.  Made on a shoe-string budget and using largely non-actors, Beasts of the Southern Wild

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