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    Oscar-Winner John Ridley Talks Writing '12 Years a Slave' and Directing Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side'

    John Ridley has been honing his craft for years, apprenticing with John Wells on "Third Watch," through multiple movie scripts ("U-Turn," "Red Tails") and television series ("Barbershop," "Platinum") to his first feature "Cold Around the Heart." He wrote the script for Oscar frontrunner "12 Years a ...

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    Reacting To Armond White's Torturous Reaction To '12 Years A Slave'...

    While I haven't yet personally reviewed the film on this site (I want to see it a second time before doing so), if you read my interview with director Steve McQueen, as well as my September 25 piece on slave movies, titled Despite Success Of '12 Years A Slave,' Many Stories Set During The Period Sti...

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    Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt Make TV Appearances on Road to Oscars (VIDEO)

    Movie stars do TV interviews in front of their movies, and Sandra Bullock, a frontrunner for Best Actress for "Gravity," and Brad Pitt, the producer and supporting star of "12 Years a Slave," are no exception, charming their interlocutors (Jay Leno and Ann Curry, respectively) and hopefully a smatte...

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    Interview: Kelsey Scott Talks To S&A About Playing Chiwetel's Wife In '12 Years A Slave,' Her Crush On Steve McQueen, More

    Speaking to actor/screenwriter Kelsey Scott was a delightful, amusing, insightful experience. Kelsey, who plays Solomon Northup's wife Anne in Steve McQueen's harrowing upcoming drama 12 Years a Slave, candidly and graciously spoke on the personal difficulties surrounding her trip - which almost did...

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    Review: '12 Years a Slave,' Starring a Brilliant Chiwetel Ejiofor, Is a Slavery Movie For the Ages

    Like countless movies before it, "12 Years a Slave" opens with a title card announcing that its material is based on a true story. However, Steve McQueen's startlingly realized period drama justifies its introductory note with each ensuing scene, recreating the experiences of a free black man kidnap...

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    Review: In Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Black Pain Is Hard, Torturous & Visceral

    Review: In Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Black Pain Is Hard, Torturous & Visceral

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    Soundtrack Album For '12 Years a Slave' To Be Released By Columbia Records On 11/11

    With the film's theatrical release set for this weekend, Columbia Records has announced that it will release a soundtrack album for the much-anticipated, much-discussed drama 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen.

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    McQueen, Ejiofor and Fassbender Talk ‘12 Years A Slave’ On ‘Charlie Rose’ (Video)

    As I said yesterday, when Tambay does his usual year in review and what S & A covered during the past year, 12 Years A Slave will no doubt be the film we most wrote about (With The Butler coming in second).

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    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Bans Madonna From Its Theaters For Texting During ‘12 Years A Slave’

    OK so this is kinda rich and you may have heard this story already, but in case you haven’t, well, the irony is just too delicious to pass up. Last week during the New York Film Festival, Madonna was caught texting during Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave.” A painful, brutal, unflinching film about ...

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    Check Out New Images, Clip And Full NYFF Q&A For '12 Years A Slave'

    In case you haven't noticed, you're now in the midst of the awards season at the multiplex, which means bye-bye bloated butter-soaked blockbusters, and hello movies of substance and value. Two weeks ago, Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" dropped into orbit, last weekend Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips" ...

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