Movie Review: 12 YEARS A SLAVE (2013) Oscar Winner Best Picture

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  MOVIE POSTER12 YEARS A SLAVE, 2013
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Director: Steve McQueen

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong’o, Paul Giamatti

Review by Matthew Toffolo

Winner of 3 Academy Awards: Best Picture. Best Adapted Screenplay (John Ridley). Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o)

SYNOPSIS:

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

What I Liked About This Movie:

Everything. This is the best film hands down of 2013. And it’s a film that all high school students should watch in history class for the next 100 years – especially the ones living in the United States. While telling a profound and perfectly executed movie, the film also teached us a lot as well. High praise to director Steve McQueen. UK filmmakers sure seems to…

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