Tag: 12yearsaslave

Destroy All Monsters: Pageantry's Responsibility To Morality At The Oscars

There are no two forces more fundamentally incompatible than lightweight moral outrage and Hollywood. In a way, we're already very well aware of this, eager to jump on Jared Leto for daring to besmirch his lion-tressed, doe-eyed acceptance speech with...

Oscars 2014: List Of Winners, Including 12 YEARS A SLAVE And GRAVITY

Another year, another Academy Awards, and this time there were almost no surprises regarding the winners. As expected, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave won the biggest prize of the night, Best Picture, but overall it was Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity...

Twitch Picks the 2014 Oscars

Love them -- for honoring the ostensible best-made movies -- or hate them -- for reducing an art form to an insufferably smug horse race -- the Academy Awards can inspire and provoke discussion about movies like nothing else. And...

Oscars 2014: The Complete List Of Nominees, With AMERICAN HUSTLE And GRAVITY Leading

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced this morning the nominees for the upcoming 86th Academy Awards. David O. Russell's American Hustle and Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity top the nominations, with ten each, while Steve McQueen's 12 Years A...

Golden Globes 2014: The Complete List Of Winners, Including 12 YEARS A SLAVE, AMERICAN HUSTLE, And BREAKING BAD

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave is the year's best drama picture and Alfonso Cuarón the best director (for Gravity), according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. David O. Russell's American Hustle won big this year at the Golden Globes...

Ben Umstead's 2013 In Cinema: Reflections And Favorites

2013 was a banner year for cinema. Though really, if one looks hard enough, every year has the sweet, sweet possibility of being a banner year. What I've learned this year is that it is okay to call myself a...

TTTT: An American Film Geek's Top & Bottom 10 for 2013

It all comes down to relationships. And 2013 yielded its fine share of memorable on-screen relationships: A man and his computer. A slave and his masters. A young girl and her repressive country. A child and her caretakers. A young...

Controversial Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced - MUD Honored But Not Nominated; 12 YEARS A SLAVE Cleans Up

Film Independent's Independent Spirit Award nominations have just been announced and the films that didn't make the Best Feature list are as big of a story as those that did. Really it's a testament to the strong year in...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks 12 YEARS A SLAVE, ESCAPE PLAN, and FIFTH ESTATE

Well, here's one you can make fun of even more than usual. I had a bit of a "brain fart" regarding a certain Assange-themed film, making Freudian slips with its title and that of a certain Bruce Willis sci-fi film...

Indie Beat: 5 Most Intriguing Indies In October

October is looking to be one of the best months of the year for independently minded film in the U.S., if only because a handful of titles that have been some of the most anticipated and talked about (and controversial)...

Destroy All Monsters: Can You Like The Film If The Filmmaker's A Dick?

Steve McQueen's a dick. At least, he seems to be. I don't know the man personally and I've never spent any time with him one-on-one, but here at the Toronto International Film Festival, in Q&As and at press conferences, he...

TIFF 2013: Our Complete Coverage (So Far)

Well folks, it's the half way mark for ScreenAnarchy's Christmas, also known as the Toronto International Film Festival, which means it's the perfect time to catch up on all the films that have been reviewed thus far by our intrepid...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks TIFF13, GRAVITY, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, And THE SQUARE

Already quite a year, and we're only four days into this 11-day fest! Something kind of unique for me, my first "stand up" in front of a boisterous crowd, talking TIFF off the top of my head. Chatted about Cuarón's...

First Trailer for 12 YEARS A SLAVE Reveals Epic Story and Cast

UK director Steve McQueen pretty much blew filmgoers away in 2008 with his intense political thriller Hunger, which examined the life of Bobby Sands and the Irish Troubles of the late 20th century. Then he turned that same intense eye...