There Will Always Be An Italy

The Italian distributor of “12 Years a Slave” has apologized for posters that placed the focus … Read more »

“Roots” Remake In Wake Of “12 Years”

Does anybody believe that the History Channel isn’t going to dumb down “Roots” in its remake? … Read more »

“12 Years A Slave”: There’s Another Version

Jeffrey Wells writes: You can get an instant Amazon rental of “Solomon Northrop’s Odyssey,” ‘(a.k.a. “Half … Read more »

Madonna Banned From Movie Theatres

Back when she made better pop music, Madonna was often banned for this song or that. … Read more »

What’s Next For “12 Years A Slave”?

Winning the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival, as “12 Years A Slave” (pictured) … Read more »

“12 Years A Slave”: Trailer

In “12 Years a Slave,” director Steve McQueen (“Shame”) tells the harrowing true story of Solomon … Read more »

Omar Has Signed On To Be A Slave

One of my favorite screen characters of the past decade — Omar on “The Wire” — … Read more »