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Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Steve McQueen and the Dutch

The Best Picture win for 12 Years A Slave in the 2014 Academy Awards last weekend has not gone by unnoticed in the Netherlands. Not because of the thematic of the film but because ‘our Steve McQueen’--as the Dutch now call him--lives in Amsterdam together with his Dutch wife, journalist Bianca Stigter. So that makes this Oscar...

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The debate about the realism and violence in ’12 Years a Slave’

While showered with acclaim and awards, “12 Years a Slave” (2 nights ago it won 2 Bafta Awards-ed) has been criticised on a couple of counts. Film critic Armond White called it “torture porn” and accused McQueen of turning...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The Muslim American Slave

Steve McQueen is a talented film director.   He won awards for his feature “Hunger” about the death of an Irish political prisoner.  His next film “12 Years a Slave” tells the true-life story of Solomon Northop,...

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Fela Rolls On

Hot off the heels of Fela! The Musical’s phenomenal 11 Tony Award nominations comes the news (via Deadline New York) that Chiwetel Ejiofor is “formally attached” to play the lead in the Fela biopic slated for release...