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Steve McQueen (director)

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  • In first wider weekend, '12 Years a Slave' reaches key audiences

    In first wider weekend, '12 Years a Slave' reaches key audiences
    If you want to know how well "12 Years a Slave" is playing to its two distinct audiences -- highbrow art house patrons and mainstream African Americans -- you need look no further than two very different places: Dallas and Detroit. The two cities were...
  • Critic's Pick: Seven reasons to see '12 Years a Slave'

    Critic's Pick: Seven reasons to see '12 Years a Slave'
    The critical praise for "12 Years a Slave" has hit with all the fervor of a revival preacher, the film's significance so heavily underscored as to be almost intimidating. Now, I'm not suggesting thisĀ horrific piece of our history isn't challenging...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Casting directors often play a starring role

    Casting directors often play a starring role
    "I broke her down and had her do it again and again, saying 'Go deeper, go deeper,' until she was worn out emotionally. Then I asked how she felt, and she said she understood that [an abusive slave owner] could take her body but not her soul, and she...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Spirit Awards nominations: What to look for on Tuesday

    Spirit Awards nominations: What to look for on Tuesday
    This year's Oscar best picture race continues to be defined as a clash between fall festival favorites "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity." "Gravity" has made headlines in recent weeks for its eye-popping box-office numbers with receipts now exceeding $575...
  • Spirit Award noms a timely stamp of approval for deserving films

    Spirit Award noms a timely stamp of approval for deserving films
    "12 Years a Slave," which led the way Tuesday in Spirit Award nominations, has been screening for film academy members since its strong debut earlier this fall at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Despite a wealth of opportunities, many Oscar...