12 Years a Slave

The Turner Prize: A Brief Introduction to Film and Video (and Disappointment in 2016) | 10 Jun 2016 // 3:30 AM

If we look past the ludicrous, carnival facade of The Turner Prize, the obscured film work might be less on the “outer fringes of the map of cinema” than we are led to believe.

America, Slavery, and McQueen and Tarantino's Two Very Different Movies | 11 Feb 2014 // 9:14 PM

12 Years a Slave is every bit as intense as one might imagine, though not completely depressing, whereas Django Unchained aestheticizes its extreme violence.


'12 Years a Slave' Is Harrowing and Illuminating | 21 Oct 2013 // 5:15 AM

12 Years a Slave invites you to see all at once (and so, feel overwhelmed) and to grasp how trauma is incremental, molding expectations as it crushes souls.


Armond White: Asshole, or Activist? | 9 Jan 2014 // 6:00 AM

Armond White allegedly heckled Steve McQueen at the recent NYFCC Awards ceremony... and people are surprised by this?

In Praise of the One-Scene Performance: An Interview with Alfre Woodard | 7 Nov 2013 // 4:00 AM

"As an actor, trying to do the best you can on a film, you think, do I say thank you or fuck you?" -- Alfre Woodard.


Sundance 2016: 'The Birth of a Nation' Takes Sundance by Storm | 27 Jan 2016 // 4:20 AM

The Birth of a Nation is inspired by a true story that saw a small group of slaves, starting out with rudimentary weapons, eventually take on white slaveowners and their families, killing about 60 of them.

'12 Years a Slave' puts spotlight on Hollywood's approach to race | 6 Mar 2014 // 4:00 AM

LOS ANGELES — Was it ultimately a race about race? The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year’s greatest achievement in film, and “12

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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