Best and Worst of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Lay the Favorite,' 'The Surrogate'
What to see and avoid when these flicks come your way
Not the most memorable year
If you'd never attended the Sundance Film Festival, this was the year to skip. 2012 was one of the more forgettable editions of the prestigious festival and after the first weekend everybody in Park City knew it. Granted, there were years with worse films, but perhaps not so many unmemorable or mediocre dramatic pictures (documentaries were another story). Still, there were some gems that will be coming to your local multiplex over the next 12 months and some other flicks you'd be better off avoiding. With that in mind, the HitFix team has run down the best and worst of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival hoping the independent film community, John Cooper, Trevor Groth and their team can turn it around in 2013.