12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years A Slave: Brutal Yet Beautiful

Well, kids, believe the Oscar talk on this one. 12 Years A Slave is a film to be reckoned with. Unlike a lot of the films about slavery (and there are A LOT), 12 Years A Slave is probably one of the more violent and depressing, most of which has to do with its subject matter. The story actually comes from an autobiographical book written in 1853 by the real Solomon Northup, who is played by the relatively unknown Chiwetel Ejiofor in this film. Since I couldn’t find a good (or short) plot description, I’ll just go ahead and explain it here before we get into the heavy stuff. Continue reading “12 Years A Slave: Brutal Yet Beautiful”

Hugh Jackman in Prisoners

Prisoners Doesn’t Live Up to Its Hype

A word of caution. Just because a trailer touts a list of actors with “Academy Award winner” or “Academy Award nominee” attributes doesn’t mean the film is going to be Oscar-worthy. In fact, it often means the production company is trying to bait unsuspecting viewers into thinking this movie is way better than it actually is. Which brings me to PrisonersContinue reading “Prisoners Doesn’t Live Up to Its Hype”