Steve McQueen http://kmuw.org en Movie Review: '12 Years A Slave' Is Brilliant, Unrelenting http://kmuw.org/post/movie-review-12-years-slave-brilliant-unrelenting <p></p><p></p><p>It isn't so much the beatings that make <em>12 Years A Slave </em>hard to watch-- they will, in any case, not appall the moviegoers who have made the <em>Saw</em> and <em>Hostel </em>franchises profitable, and there are only a few of them-- it's the endless pitilessness of the white characters' attitudes toward the black characters, their utter inability to recognize them as human beings.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 26238 at http://kmuw.org Movie Review: '12 Years A Slave' Is Brilliant, Unrelenting Indie Film Guide: Be Thankful You're Not A Character In These Movies http://kmuw.org/post/indie-film-guide-be-thankful-youre-not-character-these-movies <p></p><p></p><p>For whatever reason this time of year seems particularly sparse when it comes to screenings, so I usually take this time to talk about <a href="http://kmuw.org/post/indie-film-guide-1121-124">movies about food and family</a>. Thanksgiving movies. And I guess this time I’ll still talk about movies that are kind of about food, but they’re coming from a very different place.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Fletcher Powell 25872 at http://kmuw.org Indie Film Guide: Be Thankful You're Not A Character In These Movies