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12 Years a Slave a Film 'for the Ages'

Steve McQueen directs stark look at US slavery

(Newser) - Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is winning widespread praise for its unflinching—and brilliantly acted—portrayal of the horrors of slavery. The film, adapted from Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, tells the story of a free man tricked into enslavement on a Louisiana plantation.
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Redbelt Gets a No-Decision

Reviews mixed for Mamet fight flick

(Newser) - Redbelt can’t quite score a knockout with critics. While many find much to admire in David Mamet’s fight movie, most also concede it’s a flawed affair, and some outright disliked it. In the New York Times, Manohla Dargis described it as “a satisfying, unexpectedly involving B-movie,... More »

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