“12 Years a Slave” Review

12-years-a-slave-poster

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Coming from Steve McQueen (director of Shame‘ (2011)), ‘12 Years a Slave’ can now be comfortably described as this year’s cinematic sensation. The film, based on a self-autobiographical novel by Solomon Northup, tells the story of a black free man, who lives a happy family life in Saratoga, New York in 1841. After he is tricked, kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South, his life turns up-side-down, and a once brilliant musician and an educated family man is now forced to endure an unjust hard life of a slave in Louisiana. The film is very truthful to Northump’s novel, and is filled with so much realism that when one of the characters at the end of the film starts talking about freedom and black people’s rights, the audience may find it hard to believe a word he says – so engrossed they have become in the political/social ideology of that time and in black people’s lives on a plantation in Louisiana.

Read more of this post

Advertisements

Philip Seymour Hoffman (23 July 1967 – 2 February 2014)

2011PhilipSeymourHoffmanPA090712

‘My passion to develop as an actor didn’t have anything to do with people knowing me. I had no idea that would happen. To become famous, to become a celebrity is something that I thought happened to other people’ (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

Read more of this post

Crimson Kimono

Screen Sirens, Songbirds and Femme Fatales

How Useful It Is

Trying to be Useful, one post at a time!

Highbrow Lowbrow

A literary review for the impartial reader

GEEK CRAVE

Mind Blowing Movie Reviews & More

Widdershins Worlds

WRITING LESBIAN FICTION, SCIENCE FICTION, AND FANTASY, SINCE THE 20TH CENTURY

Burgin Mathews

Writing + Radio + Drawing + Teaching

TheGirlOnTheGo's Blog

Bringing out the best in Everything ❤️

Yeah, Another Blogger

An Arts-Filled, Tasty And Sometimes-Loopy Jaunt Through Life