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Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

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.

WATCH: '12 Years A Slave' Actors And Director Share Film Secrets With Charlie Rose

Posted 10.21.2013 | Black Voices

Even though it won't open in select theaters until October 18, Steve McQueen’s much-talked-about film “12 Years A Slave” has already garnered a ...

Mike Ryan

How To Direct The Best Movie Of The Year | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment

Steve McQueen is known for not suffering fools. The second-biggest story to come out of this year's Toronto International Film Festival concerning McQ...

Michael Fassbender Won't Campaign For Oscar

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Fassbender is on the cover of November's GQ, and in the accompanying interview, the 36-year-old actor tells writer Zach Baron that he won't pa...

Christopher Rosen

The Year's Breakout Actress Is Lupita Nyong'o | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment

The next time someone makes a list highlighting the greatest acting debuts of all time, expect Lupita Nyong'o to place near the top, alongside the lik...

Did 'Django Unchained' Steal The Thunder Of '12 Years A Slave'?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment

Director Steve McQueen's new film, "12 Years A Slave," is garnering effusive praise and substantial Oscar buzz for its brutal depiction of slavery. ...

The Scourge of Oscar Pundits

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are dozens of year-end films that no one has seen yet, but Oscar pundits have been calculating different movies' odds since January.

New York Film Festival: 51 and Counting

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'd give this year's festival a passing grade, just in terms of featuring movies that neither challenge you to make sense of them nor to stay awake.

Check Out These Exclusive New '12 Years A Slave' Photos

Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment

"Twelve Years A Slave" is already one of the most talked about movies of 2013, and it doesn't even arrive in theaters for another month. That's what a...

Is '12 Years A Slave' Historically Accurate?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment

Further proof this year's awards season is on something akin to performance enhancing drugs? Michael Cieply's piece in the New York Times about the hi...

The Big Problem With '12 Years A Slave'?

Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

There are valid reasons for and against "12 Years A Slave" winning Best Picture, none of which have to do with the success of "12 Years A Slave." (Steve McQueen's film is, at its very worst, a very good movie; it's impossible to imagine anyone giving it a poor review.) As CinemaBlend's Katey Rich wrote on Friday, Oscar season is about the narrative. "Argo" won Best Picture not necessarily because it was a better film than "Zero Dark Thirty," "Lincoln" or "Silver Linings Playbook," but because it had the best backstory: an A-list Hollywood star hits the skids, rebuilds his career, gets snubbed in the process, and still triumphs over all. Not even Frank Capra could write a script like that.

Oscar Fave '12 Years A Slave' Wins Huge Honor

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment

Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" won the prestigious audience award at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, cementing its already cemented ...

TELL US: Is Obama's Election Responsible For The Uptick In Black Movies?

Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices

Last week's Toronto International Film Festival spawned rave reviews for the Steve McQueen-directed "Twelve Years A Slave," a historical drama based o...

Slavery Horrors Shown Like Never Before

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — In Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," Solomon Northop, a free man from upstate New York who's kidnapped and sold into slavery in Loui...

Can Hollywood Push Movie Discussions Beyond Race?

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Neil Parmar

Even when asked, not all actors and directors at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are engaging with reporters on questions about red carpet designer wear or what their shots are at getting an Oscar nod.

Why Are There Not More Movies On American Slavery?

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | Black Voices

By Mary Milliken TORONTO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Set in the plantations of sweltering southern Louisiana and based on the 1853 memoir of a...

Is The Oscar Race ALREADY Over?

Mike Hogan | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Hello, Mike! I'm not even sure we should have this chat -- or any other this Oscar season -- since the Best Picture winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards is "12 Years A Slave."

Pitt And Others Reflect On '12 Years A Slave'

AP | ROB MERRILL | Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — The upcoming film "12 Years a Slave" is a harrowing look at slavery, but its stars, including Brad Pitt, say it's a subject that needs...

The Next 'Schindler's List'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

One week after "12 Years A Slave" debuted at the Telluride Film Festival to rave reviews, Steve McQueen's film won even greater acclaim after its offi...

Twelve Years a Slave Is an Uncompromising but Brilliant Film!

Jay Weston | Posted 11.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

It is one of the most devastating movies I have ever seen. Even more so than the holocaust-themed Shindler's List.

The State Of The Oscar Race (Already)

Mike Hogan | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Hello, Mike! Just last Friday, you and I were standing in the office and wondering where this year's awards contenders were hiding. (After all, by that Friday last year, "Argo" had already debuted.) Then "12 Years A Slave" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival that night, and we received our answer.

The Year's First Must-See Movie

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment

On the last Friday in August of 2012, Ben Affleck's "Argo" made a surprise debut at the Telluride Film Festival. The film was met with rapturous revie...

When Bruises, Bumps And Bandages Were Badges Of Honor

Tom Cramer | Posted 10.10.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Bruises, bumps and bandages were like badges of honor, and I couldn't wait to display mine on my trusty Schwinn Sting-Ray.

Il Palazzo Enciclopedico

Francis Levy | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Francis Levy

Il Enciclopedio Palazzo Del Mundo was a creation of Marino Auriti an Italian immigrant who ran a auto body shop in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. It w...

Incredible First Trailer For '12 Years A Slave'

Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment

The first trailer for "12 Years A Slave," the star-studded new film from director Steve McQueen, has been released by Fox Searchlight. "12 Years A ...