ScreenAnarchy's Best Of 2013 - Best Director
Steve McQueen - 12 Years A Slave
Brian Clark - European Editor
Ben Croll - Contributing writer
I don't want to have another tie, so I'll say that both McQueen and Cuaron succeed in creating utterly immersive worlds, resulting in works that we don't just watch, but actually live. Only, McQueen is saddled with a fraction of the budget, a script of (though beautifully written) arch and unfamiliar dialogue and a subject matter that inspires revulsion rather than wonder.
Jason Gorber - Featured Critic
He's brusque, but incredibly on form in this film, a beautiful mix of art and tragedy. I cheekily exclaimed after first screening that I'd like to sit Spike Lee and Terence Mallick down to watch what McQueen does so they can learn what they've been doing wrong for the last decade and a half.