(Getty Images)The youngest Best Actress Oscar nominee of all-time has only made one movie. She doesn't own a driver's license, and she can't buy cigarettes or beer. At 9 she's not even close. An acting prodigy, she lists Selena Gomez among her favorite actresses and loves cheerleading. She's Quvenzhané Wallis and you might not be able to say her name, but you will remember it.How do you pronounce "Quvenzhané?"When we interviewed her, she pronounced her name Kwah-VEN-Ja-Nay, but we're guessing...Read Full Story
From Left: Dwight Henry, Quvenzhane Wallis, and Benh Zeitlin (Photos by: Getty Images).Young director Benh Zeitlin took the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals by storm this year with his first feature, Beasts of the Southern Wild. The Queens, NY native has spent a lot of time in post-Katrina, post-BP oil spill Louisiana and has not only adopted the battered southern state, he's made it his muse. To lead his film, Zeitlin chose two non-actors to play the lead roles. Quvenzhane Wallis was...Read Full Story
(Getty Images | Bauer Griffin)During the year we were lucky to interview some of this year's Oscar nominees. Check out the videos below:Best Director Nominee - Ang Lee, Life of PiBest Actress Nominee - Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern WildBest Director Nominee - Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern WildBest Original Screenplay Nominee - Roman Coppola, Moonrise KingdomRead Full Story
February 22, 2013 by Simon Kinnear in At Home with 0 Comments
Zeitlin’s political fairytale about a homegrown disaster sees the visionary virtues of American cinema conquer the vice of tragedy porn.
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
(Benh Zeitlin, 2012)
The history of American film is littered with directors who follow in the slipstream of real-life tragedies around the world like ambulance chasers, filming the plight of other cultures and then safely returning to the States once they’ve wrapped...Read Full Story
jason stives in beast mode…
Tucked away in tonight’s Oscar nominees is a film that not many have probably heard of. Actually, for some moviegoers that may be several films in the Best Picture category, but there is one that stands above it all. It’s a film by no one you ever heard of starring complete unknowns but one that really grabs at the imagination and blurs that perfect surreal line that the best kinds of movies tend to do. Beasts of the Southern Wild, the directorial debut of Benh...Read Full Story
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