This year, I was exposed to some extraordinary films. I knew that I would love some of them right from the start, while many others took me by surprise and reminded me exactly why I love cinema in the first place.[tps_title]1. Beasts of the Southern Wild:[/tps_title]
I must admit, I didn’t have high expectations for this film. In fact, I practically ignored it when it arrived in cinemas earlier in the year. As it turns out, this small masterpiece became my number one pick for best of the year. Everything about this film is perfect – the direction, the raw performances, the music. It transports you to another world – and I wept at the end. This is the film that deserves to sweep the Oscars this year. It accomplishes so much with so very little.