Steve McQueen Named Polaris Project Ambassador

Steve McQueen continues to say during Oscar campaigning (yes, I said it – at least I didn’t “on the campaign trail,” which is what it feels like during Oscar season) that slavery has not been abolished, and continues throughout the world. Polaris Project,...
Posted On 21 Feb 2014

Best Director: The Case for Steve McQueen

[The Case For is an annual series - we're starting with Best Director  this is not an advertorial] Someone on Twitter asked me recently why I so strongly believed that Best Director needed to be tied to Best Picture.  After all, she argued, they really are two separate things....
Posted On 12 Feb 2014

Casting for McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave

Indiewire’s Tambay Obenson posted a confirmation that Adepero Oduye will play Eliza and Storm Reid will play her daughter Emily in Steve McQueen’s next film, Twelve Years a Slave, which also stars Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejifor and Quvenzhané Wallis....
Posted On 09 Aug 2012

Award Season Roundtable Series: The Directors

THR talks with Alexander Payne, Mike Mills, Steve McQueen, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller and Michel Hazanavicius. (Thanks Paddy M)
Posted On 26 Nov 2011

GQ “Breakout Star of the Year” Michael Fassbender

Every Michael Fassbender fan freaks out in his or her own special way. Critics draw Daniel Day-Lewis comparisons, bloggers term themselves “Fassinators,” and women pass out in movie theaters when the actor comes on-screen. The fainting occurred at the Toronto...
Posted On 17 Nov 2011

GQ "Breakout Star of the Year" Michael Fassbender

Every Michael Fassbender fan freaks out in his or her own special way. Critics draw Daniel Day-Lewis comparisons, bloggers term themselves “Fassinators,” and women pass out in movie theaters when the actor comes on-screen. The fainting occurred at the Toronto...
Posted On 17 Nov 2011

Fox Searchlight Acquires Shame, One of 2011's Best Films

Fox Searchlight continues its commitment to back daring and brilliant work with its acquisition of Steve McQueen’s Shame, one of the best films to play Telluride, and I’m going to be, the entire year.  They’ve already got Tree of Life and Martha Macy Mary...
Posted On 09 Sep 2011