Clickonline writes: "Unconventional without being alienating and anchored by a riveting and spirited central performance from Wallis, Beasts may not be narratively driven enough to find a wide audience but director Zeitlin has pulled off some impressive visual feats here, as well as an evocative tone which makes the film linger in the memory."
"On Sunday, we’ll bear witness to the most recent batch of actors, filmmakers, and writers duke it out for the title as Greatest Person In History. I’m kidding, of course, but even without the Oscars being a WWE grudge match (which I would most definitely watch, by the way: think mud wrestling between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence), it is an exciting time for film buffs worldwide. Will Argo continue its winning spree even without the Best Director nomination for Ben Affleck? Will Daniel Day-Lewis become the first actor in history to win three Oscars for Best Actor? Will Quentin Tarantino shrug off a nearly 20-year curse of nomination-only recognition and finally take home an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Django Unchained? All these questions and more will be answered on Sunday." - Joe Marino of Geekenstein.com
LRA writes: We start the new year off in fine form with an episode packed to the brim! From the new Transformers trilogy, to whether or not we will ever get a Hellboy 3 to the Golden Globe award winners, Jurassic Park 4, Arnold in a new Conan movie, more "Zero Dark Thirty" talk and the surprising (both in who was and wasn't recognized) 2013 Oscar nominations, we got it all covered. Then Brian gives some quick thoughts on "Frankenweenie", James discusses the animated show "The Legend of Korra" and "The Walking Dead" game from Telltale. Then give my impressions on "The Beasts of the Southern Wild" where I struggle to properly convey my feelings on it and the disturbing indie film "Compliance". We finally wrap everything up with our discussion for the main film of the week, "Gangster Squad". Featured music this week is from Musicalley.com and musical artist Melissa Forbes.
Here they are, the best films of 2012--a personal list. While there may not be many surprises, there is plenty of discussion on why these ten movies are the best of the year.