Top 10 Everything of 2013
Who could guess, after the meandering first feature in a seemingly unnecessary eight-hour trilogy of films based on a novel of less than 300 pages, that Peter Jackson had such a vigorous and thrilling middle episode in store? With Bilbo , Gandalf and the dwarves finally done with introductory dawdling, they dive into a nonstop adventure among the ... (more)
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Daily Beast
Carey and the Coen BrothersBy Marlow Stern
The actress dishes about being an 'N Sync fan, her go-to karaoke songs, and her turn as Jean Berkey, one half of a folk duo-opposite Justin Timberlake-in 'Inside Llewyn Davis.'
Why is Hollywood so afraid of oral sex?
Evan Rachel Wood is as mad as hell and she's not going to take it anymore. Specifically, she's furious at the MPAA for demanding a scene in the upcoming Charlie Countryman , in which Shia LaBeouf's title character goes down on Wood's, be removed from the final edit lest the film suffer an NC-17 rating .
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Movie review: '12 Years a Slave'
'12 Years a Slave' actress Lupita Nyong'o has admitted playing such a disturbing role was a "struggle" that "cost me a lot."
Sat Nov 30, 2013
"This is happening right now": "12 Years a Slave" Steve McQueen review direction slavery composition
This American version of Park Chan-Wook's Korean thriller is Spike Lee's most exciting movie since "Inside Man"-not a masterpiece by any stretch, but a lively The makers of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" have good intentions, but they don't effectively dramatize what they think makes their subject great.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Steve McQueen: 12 Years a Slave is about 'hope'
Steve McQueen insists his new slavery drama '12 Years a Slave' is a tale of ''love'' and ''hope'' and hopes audiences won't be deterred by the violence.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Evan Rachel Wood slams MPAA
One of the more recent Hollywood stars to voice their disapproval towards the American rating system known as the MPAA is " Charlie Countryman " star Evan Rachel Wood .
Our 2013 Thanksgiving Week Movie Guide - '12 Years' to 'Philomena'
Continuing our annual tradition of posting Thanksgiving and Christmas Movie Guides every holiday season, our San Francisco contributor, Marco Cerritos , has once again put together a holiday movie guide for Thanksgiving 2013 , giving a recap and rundown of what's playing and what's worth seeing .
Michael Fassbender is one step closer to Oscar glory
Irish actor Michael Fassbender has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards, a precursor to the Oscars.
NC-17 Rating Wouldn't Necessarily Spell Financial Doom For Nymphomaniac
From left: Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lars Von Trier on the film set of 'Nymphomaniac' in Cologne, on Sept.
Carey Mulligan travels to LA in a festive colour knitted cardigan
The actress was heading to Los Angeles on Tuesday, wearing a chunky knitted cardigan in colours of red, white and blue.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
On-screen heroes that make terrible boyfriends
Yeah, he looks good in a satin bomber jacket, but that habit of beating people to death with hammers won't go down well with your parents.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Movie review: '12 Years a Slave,' a well done historical film
Imagine working the fields on a plantation in Louisiana during the summertime. The beating sun creates sweltering heat day after day.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Alamogordo Daily News
Jason Brockett: '12 Years a Slave' is good, but tough to watch in spots
Looking back at the time I spent in high school, I can't remember how much time was spent discussing pre-Civil War through the civil rights movement.
Drake shows off 'new bod, new girl'
RICHARD Wilkins thought he was interviewing Robbie Williams. What he didn't know was that he was actually being fed a series of prerecorded answers by Nova's Fitzy and Wippa.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Tulsa World, Okla., Weekly Rewind column
Nov. 21--"12 Years a Slave" Rating: 3 Stars "12 Years a Slave" is a film that punctuates slavery as America's great shame, showing such a wide range of cruelties and injustices that it is impossible to not ask: How did human beings treat other humans this way? There is a bewilderment to the tragedy of beatings, separated families and sexual abuses ... (more)
Palm Springs Film Fest: '12 Years' Helmer Steve McQueen Chosen As Director of Year
The 43-year-old Brit, who previously directed "Hunger" and "Shame," will be honored at the festival's awards ceremony on Jan. 4. Steve McQueen will receive the Director of the Year Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, it was announced Thursday.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
James Franco finds no Shame with sex drama
Most independent film buffs will fondly remember the character study drama " Shame " from 2011 starring Michael Fassbender as a sex addict in New York City.
'Blue Is the Warmest Color' rises above its controversial sex scenes
A couple of years ago, my friend and fellow Metro Pulse film reviewer Nick Huinker asked an interesting question in this very column space: "Are we ready yet to be grown up at the movies?" Nick was writing about Shame , director Steve McQueen's grim take on sex addiction, but he could just as easily have been referring to Blue Is the Warmest Color ... (more)
Tue Nov 19, 2013
In a film generating Oscar buzz, actor Michael Fassbender plays a particularly cruel slave owner, and Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as a free black man who's kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South.