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  • In '12 Years a Slave,' Steve McQueen juxtaposes beauty, brutality

    TELLURIDE, Colo. — Many sequences in Steve McQueen's new movie, "12 Years a Slave" — the true story of a free black man kidnapped in 1841 and sold to Southern plantation owners — were emotionally exhausting to film. But the British...
  • Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'

     Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'
    The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
  • 'American Hustle,' 'Her,' 'Nebraska' receive WGA nominations

    'American Hustle,' 'Her,' 'Nebraska' receive WGA nominations
    The screenplays of "American Hustle," "Her," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Blue Jasmine" are among the nominees for Writers Guild of America Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in 2013. Nominees announced Friday in the original...
  • Sundance: For Don Johnson, a new movie, and a Texas-style redemption

    Sundance: For Don Johnson, a new movie, and a Texas-style redemption
    PARK CITY, Utah -- Let's say you've starred in not one but two long-running pulp TV hits. And let's say you have little to prove yet an abundant desire to work. Let's say, in other words, you're Don Johnson, who lately has been eager to roll up his...
  • Oscar 2014 nominations reflect a sea change in academy's attitude

    Oscar 2014 nominations reflect a sea change in academy's attitude
    If, as has been said, the movie business is like a giant tanker ship that can't change course on a dime, this year's Oscar nominations show an organization in the midst of making that kind of adjustment in direction, moving slowly but steadily from the...
  • TIFF 13: Did Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' just change the game?

    TIFF 13: Did Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' just change the game?
    TORONTO -- Brad Pitt didn't say much during the question-and-answer session that followed the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "12 Years a Slave" on Friday night, just a short comment on why he produced and co-starred in the Steve McQueen...
  • Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Is 'The Wolf of Wall Street' still lying in wait?

    Among the more notable absences from Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild award nominations was "The Wolf of Wall Street." The highly anticipated film from director Martin Scorsese was blanked entirely, not receiving nominations for Leonardo DiCaprio in lead...
  • Oscars 2014: For many, '12 Years a Slave' is too hard to watch

    Come Sunday night, director Steve McQueen's critically praised rendering of the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Antebellum South, may win the Academy Award for best picture. So why isn't everyone...
  • TIFF 2013: The key award win for '12 Years a Slave'

    TIFF 2013: The key award win for '12 Years a Slave'
    There are all kinds of film festivals and almost every one hands out some sort of award. But even with virtually every major city on the planet now hosting a trophy-dispensing movie gathering, there's still just one honor that truly matters: the People'...
  • Cannes 2014: Weinstein Co. pumps slate filled with notables, questions

    Cannes 2014: Weinstein Co. pumps slate filled with notables, questions
    It’s become an annual rite of the Cannes Film Festival -- Harvey Weinstein presents his upcoming movies to journalists and international distributors at an upfront presentation of sorts on the festival’s first Friday. And it’s become...