Steven Spielberg's latest raked in an expected seven nods, but it was the surprise inclusion (three times!) of the nearly-forgotten "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and the snubbing of Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" that marked today's nominations.
Today we highlight what's sure to be remembered as the breakout indie film of 2012. Benh Zeitlin's debut feature premiered at Sundance, was the surprise Closing Night screening at New Directors/New Films, and took home prizes at Cannes, London, the Gothams, and many more.
Even though it came out it June, don't forget about Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi's topical doc about conflict in the Israeli-occupied territories, which won awards at Sundance, had its New York premiere at New Directors/New Films, and is shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
Today's FilmLinc Digest offers recent "best of" picks from critics associations in New York, Boston and Los Angeles, some exciting news about a ND/NF alum, and much more!
Film critics in Los Angeles met today to vote for the best of 2012. What do you think of their choices?
The Season is in full swing with awards and lists from the likes of the National Board of Review and John Waters; Slamdance Film Festival announces its roster of independent films; the NYTimes weighs in on the debate over the death of film culture; and much more in today's FIlmLinc Digest!