Go see ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

Last night I saw Beasts of the Southern Wild, which is a movie, and also completely and utterly amazing. I’m still in awe, just thinking about it. I’m not even going to tell you about it; this is one of those things that would be great if you could go into it pure.

It’s currently in limited release but supposed to be opening wider tomorrow, I think. The official website could probably be of some help there. If this is playing anywhere near you, for real, drop what you’re doing and go see it.

There’s a million reasons to see this movie. The stirring soundtrack, the badass little star Quvenzhané Wallis, the stunning poetic imagery, the compact-yet-expansive storytelling. But the most important reason is to support good art.

So many movies that hit theaters are dreck. It was nice to see something brilliant and beautiful and original. We need more stories like this. Vote with your dollar; pay to see a movie that isn’t stupid.

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