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Talk Hard – Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Grab a plate of fried gator and settle in for another episode of Talk Hard. Beasts of the Southern Wild was a surprise contender for Best Picture, Director, and Actress at this year’s Oscar ceremony. Quickflix’s Simon Miraudo spoke to filmmaker Benh Zeitlin before all that hoopla; back when it was just a Cannes and […]

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Interview: Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Interview: Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild). By Simon Miraudo. One of the year’s most buzzed about films is Beasts of the Southern Wild; a lyrical, magical, heart-swelling little fable set in Southern Louisiana. When a hurricane destroys the home of young Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) and her daddy Wink (Dwight Henry), the two are […]

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Wild thing – Beasts of the Southern Wild review

Beasts of the Southern Wild – Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, and Gina Montana. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Originally published June 9, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. Beasts of the Southern Wild plays the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 10, 2012. It hits Australian cinemas September 13, 2012. This review was first run during the Sydney Film Festival. Beasts of the Southern […]

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Beasts of the Southern Wild star joins Twelve Years a Slave

Beasts of the Southern Wild starlet (and inevitable Oscar nominee) Quvenzhané Wallis has joined the cast of Steve McQueen‘s already star-studded Twelve Years a Slave. The other lead actor from that acclaimed Sundance hit, Dwight Henry, similarly nabbed a role in the pic last month. Guess McQueen is a fan! The scoop comes from Indiewire, who […]

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Wild thing – Beasts of the Southern Wild review (Sydney Film Festival)

Beasts of the Southern Wild – Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, and Gina Montana. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. By Simon Miraudo. Beasts of the Southern Wild played the Sydney Film Festival. It hits Australian cinemas September 13, 2012. Beasts of the Southern Wild is steeped in culture; an American landmark that will perhaps one day […]

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Trailer Debut: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Here’s your first look at the Sydney Film Fest bound Sundance victor, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild. The film stars Quvenzhane Wallis as a six-year-old girl named Hushpuppy, who lives with her father Wink (Dwight Henry) in the bayou. That feels like a reductive synopsis, however, barely grasping the lyrical, mythic nature of the trailer. […]

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