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most breath-taking film (sofa awards 2012)

December 29, 2012

The ninth annual sofa awards… keep coming back as more recipients are revealed throughout the rest of the year.

6What more can I say about Beasts of the Southern Wild than the nine hundred and two I already wrote after watching it Fourth of July? Not a lot, because I pretty much summed it up pretty eloquently even if I do say so myself. Here is an excerpt:

The cast, headed up by six-year-old (at the time of filming), Quvenzhané Wallis (learn the pronunciation now, you’ll need it come Oscar time: Kwe-VEN-zhah-nay), is made up mostly of locals with little to no acting experience. Wallis plays Hushpuppy, a sprite of a thing in rubber boots and a wild afro. Destined to be listed alongside such rambunctious, yet enduring, characters as Scout Finch and Huck Finn, Hushpuppy has been taught that life is tough and how to look after herself. From “feeding time” to having her own house, she’s painted as an everychild, a figure who is wise beyond her years and who can handle any punches life throws her way. Of course, that’s because her daddy, Wink (played by New Orleans baker Dwight Henry), is teaching her to be self-reliant, teaching her to be a man.Yes, a man. Because that’s what he is. And he’s sick. He’s well aware that she will have to be more than tough, she will have to be a force, if she’s going to make it in the life that they live in The Bathtub.

Beasts of the Southern Wild is a sweeping, epic film that leaves an indelible impression on your heart and soul alike, creating a world that represents the best in unscathed human spirit.

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other 2012 sofa awards:

best place to purchase a school bus and hang it on your wall

best reason to have a cup of coffee

most creative way of throwing stuff together and turning it into usable art

best new voice [tv]

best reason to judge a book by its cover

best place to meet an up and coming somebody

best reason to pay for premium cable

michelle obama award for physical fitness

best thing to hit reality tv since nene leakes

best new voice [film]

best reason to watch the lowest-rated show in history

most decadent reason to book a flight to nashville

most under-appreciated show

best reason to partake in sex and drugs. and sushi.

best tribute album

best guilty pleasure

best use of $3

best new voice [music]

best-named dessert house

best show for Kleenex to support with ad purchases

most unintended-yet-infectious lyrics

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Not yet following me on Twitter? Get on the sofa: @josephrileyland

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