| 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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:14 AM
(Toronto) There are books you should've read by now but haven't — books with granite reputations, the ones commonly, seemingly contractually labeled great, or important, or both.
Then there's literature you didn't even know existed. For the...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:35 PM
When a director who never ever blinks takes on a horrific subject, a nightmare in broad daylight is the inevitable result. Welcome, if that is the right word, to the world of "12 Years a Slave."
Based on an 1853 memoir detailing the appalling...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases.
12 Years a Slave
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Had Steve McQueen not already christened his previous picture thus, "Shame" would have been the perfect one-word title to capture the gut-...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:28 AM
This week, "Blue Is the Warmest Color," the sexually explicit lesbian love story that won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, becomes the latest high-profile movie to be released with an NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America. ...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Fresh off the limited U.S. release of his critically acclaimed film "12 Years A Slave" comes news that director Steve McQueen is looking to enter the TV arena.
The British filmmaker, whose credits also include "Shame" and "Hunger," is developing an...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO — In the historical drama "12 Years a Slave," Michael Fassbender plays brutal and impulsive slave master Edwin Epps. Since its October release, the film has earned critical acclaim in nearly equal measure with warnings about its...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:05 AM
British filmmaker Steve McQueen will receive the Director of the Year Award at the 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.
McQueen, 44, who is considered one of the front-runners for an Oscar nomination for his acclaimed historical...
| 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...