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12 Years A Slave

  1. what were the 2010s?
    What Should a Slavery Epic Do?If there’s anything the 2010s taught us, it’s that there is no getting these stories right, no honoring with grace the dead and ghosts.
  2. the vulture transcript
    Steve McQueen Won’t Look AwayThe Widows director on male sexuality, New Queer Cinema, and his unflinching gaze.
  3. straight talk
    Oscar Winner John Ridley on Hollywood Whitewashing and False DiversityThe writer-director tackles show-business racism and how TV can break through culture bubbles.
  4. casting couch
    Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time Has a MegStorm Reid is going to get to hang out with everyone cool.
  5. casting couch
    Chiwetel Ejiofor in Talks for Minister Movie Pray that this happens.
  6. vulture quiz
    Take the Brad Pitt Movie-Hair QuizCan you tell Thelma & Louise from Babel from Fight Club by just the hair on his face and head?
  7. How ‘SNL’ Addressed Race in Season 39, as Shown in 11 SketchesWith SNL’s 39th season coming to a close, we’re taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other […]
  8. at the movies
    12 Years a Slave Expands to 1,000 Theaters Post-Oscar WinYou already told everyone you saw it. Time to make it true!
  9. ‘SNL’ Review: Jim Parsons Broadens His Range to Nerdy GuyThe alternative comedy scene has never been very kind to Jim Parsons. He’s best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory – the […]
  10. oscars 2014
    See Steve McQueen Literally Jump for Joy Over His Best Picture WinSuch happiness.
  11. oscars 2014
    Lupita Nyong’o Reacts to Her Oscar Win With Classy Surprise The most elegant shock.
  12. independent spirit awards
    12 Years a Slave Sweeps the Independent Spirit AwardsAnd Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, and Matthew McConaughey pick up some prizes, too.
  13. oscars 2014
    How to Explain Each of the Nominees Winning Best PictureWe have your talking points to sound smart no matter who wins the big race, be it 12 Years a Slave or Philomena.
  14. oscars 2014
    The Oscar Best Picture Nominees As Pie ChartsHow much of Her was Spike Jonze–Sofia Coppola breakup fan fiction? What percentage of The Wolf of Wall Street was Mrs. Doubtfire? Was American Hustle mostly briefcase-pushing?
  15. happy tears
    Read Lupita Nyong’o’s Moving ESSENCE Speech“What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you.”
  16. educational
    12 Years a Slave Will Be Taught in SchoolsThanks, Montel Williams.
  17. shade
    Harvey Weinstein Prefers Django to 12 Years“I liked 12 Years a Slave, but Quentin covered a lot of that ground first.”
  18. wocka wocka
    Vulture’s Oscar Knock-Knock JokesMcConaughey who?
  19. awards season
    Gravity and 12 Years a Slave Are Your Oscar FavoritesAfter tying for Best Picture at the traditionally predictive PGA Awards.
  20. critics choice awards 2014
    Watch Lupita Nyong’o’s Emotional Critics’ Choice Awards Acceptance Speech“Julia, thank you so much for making my brother the coolest guy in school for taking a picture with him.”
  21. kudos
    12 Years a Slave, Gravity Top Critics’ Choice Awards12 Years a Slave took home Best Picture.
  22. primer
    Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Best Picture NomineesFrom 12 Years a Slave through Dallas Buyers Club: Everything we’ve written about the nominees.
  23. awards season
    Gravity, 12 Years, Hustle Lead BAFTA NominationsAmerican Hustle got nods in all four acting categories.
  24. party chat
    Read Belafonte’s Moving Speech on Race & Cinema“I can say, in my 87th year of life, that I am overjoyed that I should have lived long enough to see Steve McQueen step into this space.”
  25. bad manners
    Steve McQueen Heckled at Critics Award DinnerArmond White (& Co.) did not like 12 Years a Slave.
  26. awards season
    12 Years, Her, Gravity Get PGA NominationsThese awards often mimic the Oscars.
  27. the foreign market
    Italy’s 12 Years a Slave Posters Focus on the Film’s White StarsWhich is odd.
  28. the toughest scene i wrote
    Toughest Scene: 12 Years a Slave’s ‘WTF Moment’It’s the scene with Alfre Woodard.
  29. year in culture 2013
    Steve McQueen on 12 Years a SlaveThe film’s brutality made its own director look away, but to call it a movie about slavery is, he feels, to miss the point.
  30. oscars
    The Whispered Attacks That Could Sink This Year’s Oscar ContendersDid Captain Phillips stretch the truth? Is Philomena anti-Catholic?
  31. awards season
    12 Years a Slave, Nebraska Lead Independent Spirit NominationsAll Is Lost, Frances Ha, and Inside Llewyn Davis round out Best Feature nominees.
  32. party chat
    Lupita Nyong’o Never Expected to Become a Style IconSays the 12 Years a Slave break-out star, “I spent three years in slacks in drama school, so now I like putting a dress on.”
  33. behind the scenes
    Horrendous Acts in a Beautiful Way: Behind the Scenes of 12 Years a SlaveTalking to director Steve McQueen and his collaborators about the making of their remarkable film.
  34. deep dives
    12 Years a Slave vs. the 1984 TV-Movie VersionThe director of Shaft was the first to adapt the 1853 memoir.
  35. oscar bait
    Where Are the Serious Movies About Non-Suffering Black People?The relentless violence and subjugation depicted in movies about the black experience is exhausting and no longer breaks new ground.
  36. time limits
    Good News: This Year’s Oscar Movies Aren’t As Long As Last Year’sAnalyzing the running times of the Oscar Favorites.
  37. composers
    Hans Zimmer Tells Juicy Stories About the Classic Films He’s ScoredHow does he feel about all those trailers that copy his Inception score? “Oh, it’s horrible!”
  38. movies
    Levar Burton on 12 Years a Slave, 36 Years After RootsJust like happened after his 1976 miniseries, he suspects that people will unfortunately snap back to their entrenched racial beliefs.
  39. movie review
    Edelstein on 12 Years a Slave: A Stark, Smashingly Effective MelodramaStarring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Brad Pitt.
  40. party chat
    Taran Killam ‘Really Liked’ SNL’s 12 Years a Slave Sketch“At first, I was like, Is this weird?”
  41. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Is 12 Years a Slave Still the Front-runner?And what chance does Spike Jonze have for Her?
  42. review roundup
    Review Roundup: The Most Effusive Praise of 12 Years a Slave“Is 12 Years a Slave a new masterpiece?” “12 Years a Slave is easily the greatest feature film ever made about American slavery,” and more! 
  43. movies
    Why Did Brad Pitt Play the Only Nice White Character in 12 Years a Slave?Is it because his company produced the movie?
  44. oscar campaigns
    Michael Fassbender Won’t Campaign for an Oscar This YearHe’s so over it after last time.
  45. profile
    Chiwetel Ejiofor Comes Full Circle in 12 Years a SlaveA film that many predict could earn him an Oscar nomination and make him a household name.
  46. chat room
    Lupita Nyong’o on 12 Years a Slave“I was certain that I was going to be fired.”
  47. video
    Watch the Exclusive First Clip From 12 Years a SlaveIt’s already one of the year’s most talked-about films.
  48. toronto film festival 2013
    Toronto Film Festival Wrap-up: The Best, the Worst, and the RestFeaturing Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, and Dallas Buyers Club.
  49. tough choices
    Toronto: Which Benedict Cumberbatch Performance Is Right for You?Do you want his hair long and lustrous? Brown and forelock-y? Parted and combed assiduously? You’re in luck.
  50. chat room
    Sarah Paulson Almost Lost 12 Years a Slave“American Horror Story was like, ‘We already own her.’”
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