Tag Archives: Steve McQueen

Cinema Review – Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

Directors Gabriel Clarke and John McKenna delve behind the scenes of Steve McQueen’s passion project, Le Mans. The film, shot in 1970 and released in 1971, was intended to be McQueen’s love letter to race-car driving, but the lack of a script led to the film going $1.5 million over budget, being delayed by months, and original director John Sturges walking off the project. For the first time, audiences get to find out what exactly went wrong. Continue reading

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Rant – My Oscar Predictions

It’s that time of year again, where movie fans all around the world stock up on snacks and stay up all night to watch the Oscars. I am slightly late in publishing my predictions this year, but I have been caught up in JDIFF and been incredibly sick, so my apologies. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – 12 Years a Slave

In 1841, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free African American man is abducted and sold into slavery in the Southern US. Northup never gives up on getting back to his family, but must find a way to survive his time as a slave in order to find a way home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Shame

Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a sex addict, working in the corporate world doing… We never know quite what. When his freewheeling sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan) comes to town, it is not long before Brandon’s carefully ordered world begins to crumble, setting him and his sister on a course to distruction. Continue reading

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