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  1. '12 Years a Slave': What the Critics Are Saying

    12:33 pm 10/17/2013

    The often-brutal true story is praised by reviewers for its willingness to reveal the dark side of the antebellum U.S., with actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender also earning plaudits.Read more

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  2. '12 Years a Slave' Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt: Not Letting the Audience Off the Hook

    9:40 am 10/17/2013

    “A lot of people complained that the shots were too long and uncomfortable," says the lenser. "[Director Steve McQueen said] 'That worked perfect then, and we're not going to change that.'"Read more

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  3. '12 Years a Slave': Steve McQueen, Cast Talk About the Harrowing True Tale at L.A. Screening

    10:41 am 10/15/2013

    "I was really uncomfortable with having all the makeup on my back -- and I was confronted with the fact that Patsey's wounds were permanent," said actress Lupita Nyong'o at the DGA headquarters in West Hollywood on Monday.Read more

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  4. New York Film Fest: '12 Years a Slave' Cast Talks Tapping Into Brutal True Story

    8:37 pm 10/9/2013

    Michael Fassbender, Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and more reveal how they tried to capture the harsh reality of slavery.Read more

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  5. New York Film Fest: '12 Years a Slave,' 'All is Lost' and 'Nebraska' Clamor for Attention on Busy Night

    8:47 pm 10/8/2013

    Stars Michael Fassbender, Robert Redford and Bruce Dern were joined by the likes of Madonna and Carl Bernstein at back-to-back-to-back screenings and receptions.Read more

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  6. '12 Years a Slave' Director and Actress to Be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards (Exclusive)

    8:00 am 9/30/2013

    Steve McQueen and Lupita Nyong'o will be recognized on Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hilton.Read more

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  7. John Singleton: Can a White Director Make a Great Black Movie? (Guest Column)

    6:00 am 9/19/2013

    "42" and "The Help" had white helmers; "The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" didn't. The Oscar-nominated director questions the studios' motives in telling black stories with scant African-American input: "It's as if the studios are saying, 'We want it black, just not that black.' "Read more

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  8. Toronto: Audience Award Win Solidifies '12 Years a Slave' as Film to Beat in Oscar Race (Analysis)

    9:29 am 9/15/2013

    Steve McQueen's movie about American slavery is following in the footsteps of numerous Academy Awards winners, including "Slumdog Millionaire."Read more

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  9. The Confessions of Benedict Cumberbatch

    6:00 am 9/11/2013

    The cover star of The Hollywood Reporter's New A-List issue -- who stars in four movies this fall, including award contenders "August: Osage County" and "The Fifth Estate" -- reveals how he was abducted at gunpoint, what he thinks about "Star Wars" rumors and the spotlight: "Is he gay? Can't he commit to a relationship? All this speculative shit."Read more

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  10. Toronto: Why '12 Years a Slave' Wasn't at Venice

    7:58 pm 9/8/2013

    Director Steve McQueen argues the film is "an American story," but Venice chief Alberto Barbera was "disappointed not to be able to screen such a powerful film."Read more

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