12 Years A Slave

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The UK film industry has to change. It's blatant racism | Steve McQueen
Oscar-winning director of 12 Years a Slave reflects on lack of diversity and says now is the time for real change

Steve McQueen

20, Jun, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Hollywood studio behind 12 Years a Slave wins rights for 'real life Lord of the Flies'
New Regency will bring to the screen the true story of six Tongan teenagers who survived for 15 months on a remote Pacific island in the 1960s

Andrew Pulver

22, May, 2020 @5:04 PM

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Steve McQueen: ‘It’s all about the truth, nothing but the truth. End of'
With a knighthood and a Tate Modern retrospective, the artist and director explains why he’s still angry – and still searching

Sean O’Hagan

26, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Steve McQueen: lack of diversity could ruin Baftas' credibility
Award-winning director says British film awards risks becoming obsolete if it fails to recognise talent

Lanre Bakare

12, Jan, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Chiwetel Ejiofor on Forest Gate, Shakespeare, Lynne Ramsay and Angelina Jolie
The 12 Years a Slave star answered questions on everything from being asked to change his name to why he’d love to work in Nollywood and who inspired him to become a director

Guardian film

10, Oct, 2019 @1:07 PM

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Peterloo to War Horse, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Damon Wise, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Mark Cook and Lyndsey Winship

02, Nov, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Netflix – treat your black customers with the respect they deserve | Lanre Bakare
By promoting its shows with bit-part black actors, Netflix is distorting the truth about Hollywood diversity, writes the Guardian’s TV editor, Lanre Bakare

Lanre Bakare

24, Oct, 2018 @5:18 PM

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Can Michael Fassbender survive his year of flops?
The Snowman is melting at the box office. It only continues what Assassin’s Creed and Song to Song started: threatening to ruin this actor’s previously sparkling career

Stuart Heritage

23, Oct, 2017 @11:30 AM

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Guerrilla's John Ridley: 'As Three Kings went through the system, George Clooney was unblackified'
The Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years a Slave on race in Hollywood, his ‘must-suffer’ TV and his spat with Steve McQueen

Ellen E Jones

29, Apr, 2017 @6:00 AM

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The story of the British Black Panthers through race, politics, love and power
The experience of black people in the UK in the 1970s is examined in Guerrilla, a new drama series written by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley. Now that story finds echoes in a powerful exhibition of photographs of the time

Sarah Hughes

09, Apr, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Don't let that Oscars blunder overshadow Moonlight's monumental achievement
Barry Jenkins’s movie is a brave and brilliant work of art that also happens to be a black, gay story. What a shame if the announcement gaffe is what people remember about its victory

Steve Rose

27, Feb, 2017 @1:39 PM

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