12 Years a Slave

The Best Picture Is a Sham
And '12 Years a Slave' will win it, for all the wrong reasons
February 26, 2014

12 Years a Slave is a great film, but that's not why it'll win Best Picture. It'll win so that the Academy can forgive itself for making no other good films about slavery for the last hundred years.

Hate Awards Season Frenzy? Blame the Golden Globes.
January 09, 2014

The Golden Globes kick off the Awards Season frenzy.

Why Can't Critics Deal With Films About Slavery?
October 22, 2013

Last week, I saw 12 Years a Slave and thought it was absolutely superb. For this reason, and because it concerns arguably the most important aspect of American history, I have been seeking out commentary about the film.