Chiwetel Ejiofor 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