Steve McQueen

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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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Fassbender Wows in Shame

Critics mixed on Steve McQueen's sex addiction tale

(Newser) - Shame tells the story of a sex addict’s joyless need for physical pleasure, and Michael Fassbender offers a stunning performance, critics say. But they’re divided over whether the film has much else to offer:
  • Fassbender’s work “may lay claim to this year’s title of most
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16 Women Entangled in Sex Scandals

It might usually be the men...but not always

(Newser) - Nikki Haley’s rumored affair with a blogger got the Daily Beast thinking about why it is that women get caught up in fewer sex scandals than men. That doesn’t mean, however, they're never tabloid bait. Sixteen of the juiciest:
  • Princess Diana: The tabs jumped on all sorts of
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McQueen's Wheels Up for a Spin

Steve McQueen's cachet will be tested when Christie's auctions off his Ferrari

(Newser) - Growling exhaust and a thumping V-12 engine doesn't usually garner $2 million at luxury auctions, but then this speedster was once owned by a movie star “synonymous with cars, horsepower, racing.” It's Steve McQueen who used to cruise in this ’63 Ferrari, a classic so polished that... More »

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