Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

In a movie year mostly lacking big, ambitious releases, Steve McQueen's "Small Axe" anthology is an unqualified main event. While many other filmmakers are on hold, the "12 Years a Slave" director has raced to finish not one but five new films.

The movies, spanning 1968 to 1985, are each...

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020

This year's New York Film Festival will be held largely virtually and in outdoor screenings, organizers said Thursday while unveiling a lineup featuring new films from Chloe Zhao, Steve McQueen and Azazel Jacobs.

The major fall film festivals, which often jockey for the chance to premiere...

Monday, Aug. 3, 2020

Three original films by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen will debut at the New York Film Festival this year, organizers said Monday. The "12 Years a Slave" director will get the opening night slot for the 1980s-set music romance "Lovers Rock" in addition to two other premieres for films in his...

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

Years ago while in the throes of collaborating on the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave, director Steve McQueen told editor Joe Walker, ACE, what he envisioned as his next project--a feature adaptation of the early 1980s’ British television series Widows...

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

When you think of the wives and girlfriends of criminals and mobsters in cinema and television, what or who comes to mind? Kay Adams? Elvira Hancock? Skyler White? They are either victims of a man's misdeeds or end up becoming part of the problem. They might get fancy jewelry or a big house, but...

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself.

"Oftentimes you do see dynamic acting — there are a lot of really dynamic actors — but there is a sense of vanity...

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018

Lynda La Plante's 1980s British crime series "Widows" had a curious hold of filmmaker Steve McQueen as a 13-year-old boy.

The show was about a group of women who, after their criminal husbands are killed, band together to pull off the raid their dead spouses had planned. The women were,...

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

One year ago, most audiences didn't know the name Daniel Kaluuya.

Now, the 28-year-old British actor has a best-actor Oscar nomination for starring in one of last year's biggest films, "Get Out"; a culture-shifting blockbuster opening this week ("Black Panther"); and a Steve McQueen film...

Monday, Mar. 3, 2014

The big winners on Oscar night may have been set in the 19th-century American South and outer space, but for many people across the Atlantic, this year's Academy Awards belonged to Britain.

Best-picture winner "12 Years a Slave" has a British...

Monday, Mar. 3, 2014

Diversity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

For the first time, a film directed by a black filmmaker — Steve McQueen of "12 Years a Slave" — won best picture and a Latino — Alfonso Cuaron of "Gravity" — took home best...

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