12 Years a Slave (2013)

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Next month marks the 20th anniversary of Schindler's List. In July we reached the 15-year mark for  Saving Private Ryan. Those two films stand out in my moviegoing memory as landmark "event films" about America — films that inspired what the news media likes to call "a national discussion" about important chapters in historical horror.Both films were, in their own way, horror movies. But as painful as it was to watch them, the suffering that we experienced was not degrading or exploitative — … [Read more...]


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