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The 71st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 2013, were presented on January 12, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, where they have been held annually since 1961. A lot of great movies and fantastic actors and actresses attended the show and were nominated for the […]

It’s a sunny Sunday morning in a Toronto hotel room, TIFF time, and Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen are not acting at all like tough guys. “I like your look, Steve, nice jumper!” actor Fassbender says with a smirk, commenting on McQueen’s sweater as the 12 Years a Slavedirector makes a belated arrival to the […]

12 Years a Slave is an upcoming historical drama film based on the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film is directed by Steve McQueen and written by McQueen and John Ridley. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup; Michael Fassbender, Brad […]

Twelve Years a Slave, slated for a fall release, is director Steve McQueen’s adaptation of the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, an African-American who was born a free man but was tricked, captured and sold into slavery. He wound up working for 12 years on Louisiana plantations. The British filmmaker is well-versed in American history, […]

With a newly extended run and two Lucille Lortel nominees to boot, the Off Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play Talley’s Folly has much to celebrate. Though one of its stars, Sarah Paulson, is best known for her prolific TV work (most recently, Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story), she’s been acting on and […]

Steve McQueen (no, not the Hollywood icon, he passed away in 1980) previously directed the critically-acclaimed dramas Hunger and Shame, both of which feature physically-demanding central performances from Michael Fassbender (of X-Men: First Class and Prometheus fame) and have established McQueen’s reputation as a skilled and artistically-motivated cinematic storyteller. This year, the filmmaker returns with […]