Daily Archives: October 15, 2013

Movie Review: “12 Years a Slave,” the best picture of the year?

We expect the lashings, the leg irons, the cruelty and injustice of it all. But what Steve McQueen’s brilliant “12 Years A Slave” does for our understanding of that “peculiar” institution is the utter hopelessness of those enslaved. It lets … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Julian Assange leads the charge to turn the Internet into “The Fifth Estate”

As the world doesn’t seem to have quite made up its mind about Julian Assange, it seems fitting that the new film about him and the rise of Wikileaks has an ambivalence about it as well. “The Fifth Estate” takes … Continue reading

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