22 June 2012 2:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year's the Los Angeles Film Festival featured everything from apocalyptic romances to Cuban zombies. With the festival winding down, we've compiled a list of reviews by Indiewire film critic Eric Kohn to streamline your recapping experience. Beasts of the Southern Wild Supremely ambitious and committed to profundity, "Beasts" sets the bar too high and suffers from a muddled assortment of expressionistic concepts, but it still manages to glide along its epic aspirations. Juan of the Dead "Juan of the Dead," Cuba's first zombie movie, has garnered attention just for its mere existence-- a zom-com shot on location in Havana! What a new and exciting cinematic oddity! Despite, and because of, its exotic origins, "Juan of the Dead" lives up to the hype, more than delivering the goods as a raucous horror comedy deeply school in the zombie genre and with a uniquely Cuban flavor. Gimme the Loot "Gimme the Loot »


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