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12 Years a Slave

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  • Sarah Paulson channels many nasty emotions for '12 Years a Slave'

    Sarah Paulson channels many nasty emotions for '12 Years a Slave'
    Sipping a to-go herbal tea in the back of a hotel bar not far from the Fox studio lot in Century City, Sarah Paulson is blond, smiling and thoroughly modern. In the slavery-era drama "12 Years a Slave," her hair and her manner are darker in the role of...
  • 'Gravity' and 'Her' win L.A. Film Critics Assn. best film of 2013

    'Gravity' and 'Her' win L.A. Film Critics Assn. best film of 2013
    Alfonso CuarĂ³n's sci-fi thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's offbeat love story "Her" tied for best film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. It was one of three ties in major categories. The organization's lead actress honors were shared by...
  • Oscar 8 Ball: 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'Her' could land academy gold

    Oscar 8 Ball: 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'Her' could land academy gold
    Will academy voters reward or reject your favorite movies and performances? Time again to consult the Oscar 8 Ball for answers. 'DALLAS BUYERS CLUB' It is certain: The movie's one slam-dunk nomination comes from Jared Leto's supporting turn as the...
  • 'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields

     'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields
    "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
  • 'American Hustle,' Jennifer Lawrence go over big with academy

    'American Hustle,' Jennifer Lawrence go over big with academy
    Multiplex moviegoers weren't the only ones paying attention to "American Hustle's" recent awards-season onslaught. Over the weekend, the film grossed $690,000 from just six theaters, and David O. Russell's freewheeling con artist dramedy also screened...
  • Oscars 2014: So what are you doing tonight?

    Oscars 2014: So what are you doing tonight?
    Do you meet the "Fockers" guy? Or do you like Spike? How about a biopic and a chance to shake hands with the daughter of the film's subject? Or perhaps you'd like to listen to some toe-tapping musical performances from the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn...
  • Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o is taking the lead in fashion

    Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o is taking the lead in fashion
    This year's best dressed Hollywood newcomer is Lupita Nyong'o, the Yale School of Drama-educated actress garnering awards buzz for her role as the abused slave Patsey in "12 Years a Slave." Nyong'o, who is styled by Micaela Erlanger, has been working...
  • Lupita Nyong'o adjusts to attention from '12 Years a Slave' role

     Lupita Nyong'o adjusts to attention from '12 Years a Slave' role
    Lunching at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, impeccably made up and glowing with enthusiasm and easy charm, Mexico-born and Kenya-raised actress Lupita Nyong'o makes a very different impression than on-screen in director Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave."...
  • Solomon Northup's story is largely unknown in his New York hometown

     Solomon Northup's story is largely unknown in his New York hometown
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — In the film "12 Years a Slave," free black man Solomon Northup dreams of one thing during his long captivity in the antebellum South: returning to his family and home in Saratoga Springs. In the film, as Northup, played by...
  • Directors Round Table: Steve McQueen reveals his secret to casting

    Directors Round Table: Steve McQueen reveals his secret to casting
    Regardless of their success level, many actors seem to dread auditions, which sometimes replicate the "pick me!" anxiety of a schoolyard basketball game, only on a much grander scale. But as it turns out, plenty of directors find the process stressful...
  • African American Film Critics Assn. announces special honorees

    African American Film Critics Assn. announces special honorees
    The African American Film Critics Assn. on Monday announced the winners of its 2014 Special Achievement Awards. The Weinstein Co.'s Bob and Harvey Weinstein are the recipients of the Cinema Vanguard Award, while Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
  • Predictions in top Golden Globe categories

    When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...