KJ's Review of Beasts of the Southern Wild
Not only does this fictional story feel like an actual documentary, but I personally felt every emotion that jumped off the screen and into my heart. "Beasts of the Southern Wild" follows an almost orphaned little girl as she treks through life alone, fending for herself as her father slowly dies. Their town has recently been hit by a massive storm, leaving the town flooded. This film is more triumphant than anything, knowing exactly which beats to hit and when to hit them. This up-and-coming director (Behn Zeitlin) definitely has a strong career ahead of him. The writing is tremendous and the performances are terrific. This is easily one of the best of 2012!