Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave may be unreviewable. Its power and emotional significance are beyond question. It holds you even when you wish to be let go.
12 Years a Slave tells the story of Solomon Northup, a talented violinist from Saratoga, N.Y., who is drugged, kidnapped and sold into slavery. Based on a true story, the film is an epic of endurance: two hours of Solomon snared in a setting as breathtaking for its beauty as it is for its callous violence.
Film: The Counselor (2013) Cast includes: Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Cameron Diaz (There's some...
None of us are safe from the pathology of white racism. The most intimate corners of our lives and eyes have been infected. But are we ready to see it, and be well?
Ridley Scott is one of those overrated directors who, every once in a while, puts together a hard-edged, lean little film that just delivers the goods. The Counselor, unfortunately, isn't one of those efforts.
The Counselor, a very odd movie, is out in theaters around the country on Friday. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender as the ti...
After watching 12 Years A Slave, I imagine Germans feel about the Holocaust like a lot of Americans do, or at least should, feel about slavery and the role racism has played in this country's history.
Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is the year's most powerful film, an arthouse masterpiece which demands to be seen -- and which will punch mainstream audiences in the gut.
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It's about a lot of things. The beginnings of life. Man's place in the universe. But most importantly, it's about Scott returning to the genre he served so well and that in turn served him so well, to prove he still has what it takes to make his mark.
Melding the spiritual and the graphic, the scientific and the horrific, that's Prometheus' game.
Prometheus does so many things at once: it raises questions about our origins, offers a portrait of where me might be heading, starts to define the qualities that make us human, and entertains with elements from horror and science fiction.
Currently in theaters is one of the most mysterious and highly anticipated films of the summer, Prometheus. The Ridley Scott film and its Alien roots, have been dominating internet message-board chatter for months. Was it worth the wait? As a service, we answer every question you could possibly have about Prometheus.
With Prometheus, those expecting a game-changing science-fiction masterwork will be painfully disappointed. Those expecting merely a top-notch variation on the sci-fi "And Then There Were None" template will be only slightly disappointed.
As an act of cinema, Prometheus is stunningly designed, shot with great purpose in a serious fashion. As a movie, however, it never quite fulfills and I left Prometheus feeling unsatisfied.
Michael Fassbender will be having plenty of sex. But he won't be enjoying it, and neither will you.