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hunger Watch: 12 Years a Slave Director Steve McQueen Explains Why He Never Wants to Make His Films Friendly

Director Steve McQueen is basking in the glory of his Independent Spirit Awards sweep and Oscars win for 12 Years a Slave. While we wait to hear where the filmmaker will be leading us next, take a look at this video essay featuring McQueen discussing the power of cinema.

For the British filmmaker, movies have to be about “an urgency, a necessity.” The Turner Prize-winning artist has… Continue reading Watch: '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen Explains Why He Never Wants to Make His Films Friendly

catching fire bd New on DVD/Blu ray: 12 Years a Slave and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Both Hit HomeThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Lionsgate – Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVDDirector: Francis LawrenceCast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci. Full cast + crew

As someone who just plain didn’t see the same things in first Hunger Games that caused everyone to fall in love with the franchise, I hope it carries extra weight when I say Catching Fire is actually a pretty solid, entertaining, and intelligent piece of… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: '12 Years a Slave' and 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Both Hit Home

461134381 12 Years a Slave Director Steve McQueen Heckled During Awards CeremonyPhoto by Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Things get heated during awards season, but an event at the awards ceremony for… Continue reading '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen Heckled During Awards Ceremony

The year 2013 has been an incredible one for cinema, so as a fun alternative to your typical end-of-the-year lists, we’ve decided to celebrate our favorite movies by pairing them together. So from now until the end of December, we’ll be periodically spotlighting movies as part of our new Best Double Features of 2013 series.

12 years slave act of killing double The Best Double Features of 2013: 12 Years a Slave and The Act of Killing

The Double Feature: 12 Years a Slave and The Act

 Madonna Allegedly Caught Texting During 12 Years a Slave

When it comes to stories about Madonna, even the most outrageous claims seem somewhat underplayed. Such is the case with a tale involving the Material Girl who, earlier this week, attended a premiere of Steve McQueen’s gripping historical drama “12 Years A Slave”… then proceeded to text throughout