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    Steve McQueen to His '12 Years' Critics Who Find It Too Beautiful: 'I'm not making a horror film'

    Since world premiering a the Telluride Film Festival, Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" has gone on to draw rapturous praises from audiences and critics, with the majority of pundits agreeing it's the one to beat come Oscar time. Still, as with any film, there are dissenters, and in the case of "12...

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    Watch: Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Alfonso Cuarón & Others Discuss the Highs and Lows of Filmmaking

    The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass, David O. Russell, Ben Stiller, Alfonso Cuaron and Lee Daniels in a candid discussion on the long arduous path to success as a filmmaker.

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    12 YEARS A SLAVE: Glory Without Redemption

    It is exceedingly rare to find a story about slavery that doesn't emphasize how good-hearted white people can be and how inherently just, good, and equal America is. In American movies, black suffering redeems white characters and affirms white nobility.

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    Oscars: Is The Best Director Competition More Than A Two-Horse Race?

    If this year's Best Picture race is tough (and it is, even with films like "Foxcatcher" and "Monuments Men" pushed into 2014), it's nothing compared to the fight that's brewing in Best Director. The category has evolved somewhat since the Best Picture field expanded to ten films. Before that change,...

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    In the Works: '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen Developing Series at HBO

    "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen has lined up his next project, and it will be at HBO. The Brit director is developing a New York-set drama series for the cable network.

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    Steve McQueen Sets Up Next Project At HBO - Drama On Young Black Man Navigating NYC High Society

    Steve McQueen Sets Up Next Project At HBO - Drama On Young Black Man's NYC High Society Experiences

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    Is '12 Years a Slave' Too Safe to Transform its Audiences?

    Richard Wright described problems of violence and inequity in the U.S. along these lines: "There isn't any Negro problem; there is only a white problem." Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" is a narrative of this "white problem." Beyond debates of whether the film is historically accurate, overly sen...

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    Watch: '12 Years A Slave' Featurette Offers Look at Steve McQueen's Vision

    Currently in limited release, "12 Years A Slave" has generated rapturous acclaim and awards buzz since it premiered on the festival circuit right before Labor Day. While it seems impossible for the film to drum up anymore attention or excitement, Fox Searchlight has just unveiled a new featurette th...

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    The Women of 12 Years a Slave

    As a child my mother, an anthropologist, informed me that my great uncle's mother disappeared from the shores of Lake Victoria or Nam Lolwe, as we call it, when he was a boy. My great great aunt was likely captured during the thriving East African slave trade.

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    Interview: 12 Minutes w/ Steve McQueen - On '12 Years A Slave,' His 'Brand,' His 'Blackness' & More

    It's been about 4 weeks since I saw Steve McQueen's much-ballyhooed drama 12 Years A Slave, and also about the same amount of time since I interviewed him. It's a film that I intend to see a second time, if only to compare my reactions (to the film, as well as the reactions others have had) to the f...

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