Steve McQueen

The 2014 Academy Awards proved to be a ground-breaking event for Black film.  Steve McQueen’s emotional picture “12 Years A Slave” made history as the first movie…

At last night’s 2014 Academy Awards ceremony, many took notice of 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen clapping somewhat reluctantly for screenwriter John Ridley after he won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Even more glaring, Ridley did not thank McQueen during his acceptance speech thus sparking murmurs of a feud. Adding fuel to […]

Steve McQueen does not suffer fools lightly.  The “12 Years A Slave” director is notorious for his cantankerous attitude (justifiably so)  towards the press, but…

  *Actors who play villains on screen often talk about finding the character’s motivation, or a personal justification for the character’s malevolent actions in order to add dimension to the role. Sarah Paulson wanted to take that approach with her character Mary Epps in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” She plays the insanely ratchet wife of […]

Two days after seeing “12 Years a Slave,” scenes from the movie still play over and over in my mind. I’m not entirely sure that…