| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Not long after Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last August, a friend cautioned the British director that his movie was "more important than you."
It turned out to be far truer than anyone, including McQueen,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
BEST PICTURE: "12 Years a Slave." What an incredible lineup! Apart from "American Hustle" (a blatant knockoff of Scorsese's superior, Oscar-unrewarded "Goodfellas") and Scorsese's own equally unwieldy "The Wolf...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Director Sofia Coppola has frequently explored the ennui and existential crises of the beautiful and well-to-do, including Scarlett Johansson's drifting college graduate in "Lost in Translation," Kirsten Dunst's stifled princess in "Marie Antoinette"...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Movie crews can number as many as 300 people. And yet amid all that hubbub, film directors can craft the most personal moments: Joaquin Phoenix confessing his love for an operating system in "Her"; Robert Redford facing his mortality in "All Is Lost";...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:01 PM
The numerous works of Charles Dickens, perhaps the English language's preeminent storyteller, have been turned into films and television over and over again for more than a century. "The Invisible Woman," however, might be the first film to be made...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Steve McQueen has been garnering critical praise and various accolades for his movie "12 Years a Slave," including a Golden Globe nomination on Thursday for best director. This week it was announced that the video artist-turned-filmmaker is up for another...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Fact-based dramas dominated the Golden Globes nominations for supporting actor, claiming all five slots with Jared Leto for "Dallas Buyers Club," Daniel Bruhl for "Rush," Barkhad Abdi for "Captain Phillips," Michael Fassbender for "12 Years a Slave" and ...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
This year's Oscar race has had bloggers buzzing about the most cutthroat best actor category in years-with at least seven "locks" for five slots-but there's an even bigger logjam in the supporting actor contest. When the nominees are announced in January,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
To filmgoers, director Steve McQueen has had a busy five years, bursting onto the scene with 2008's "Hunger," following with "Shame" in 2011 and now this year's "12 Years a Slave." Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt served as director of photography for all...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This movie season, Michael Fassbender keeps getting lectured on the ways of the world. By an unlikely teacher.
The German-born, Ireland-raised actor plays cruel plantation owner Epps in the period drama "12 Years a Slave," in which Brad Pitt, as a...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:30 AM
9 MILE POINT, La. — Director Steve McQueen was just a few yards from modern civilization — in this case, an air-conditioned sports utility vehicle that had brought him some 45 minutes from New Orleans — but as he looked around a...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- "This movie," director Steve McQueen said, "should have 'Made in New Orleans' stamped on it."
Thanks to Louisiana's generous tax credits, it's a claim that countless films could make.
But "12 Years a Slave," opening next Friday, has a...