Documentary Rod Lott
I was incorrect in thinking the documentary I Am Bruce Lee
wouldn't reveal anything new about the screen's greatest martial
artist. While not exactly earth-shattering, the facts I learned numbered
Steve McQueen's emotionally jarring biopic depicts slavery in a way that few, if any, have ever dared.
Drama Zach Hale
Slavery was a dark and shameful time in American history — unequivocally the darkest. Yet while the era has been portrayed on the silver screen in countless films, director Steve McQueen (Shame, Hunger) presents it with unprecedented realism in 12 Years a Slave — one of the most profoundly gut-wrenching, visceral works of 21st-century cinema you're bound to encounter.