America, Slavery, and McQueen and Tarantino's Two Very Different Movies | 11 Feb 2014 // 8:14 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.
The Best Female Film Performances of 2013 | 7 Jan 2014 // 8:16 PM
It was a particularly strong year for women in film. These sensational performances remind us that, when all is said and done, it's character and how an actor or actress creates them that matters as much to a movie as a script, a director, or an idea.
'12 Years a Slave' Is Harrowing and Illuminating | 21 Oct 2013 // 4:15 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 // 5:00 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 // 3:00 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 // 3:20 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 // 3:00 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