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Twelve Years a Slave

Director: Steve McQueen

Writer(s): McQueen & John Ridley

Producer(s): Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti, Michael Kenneth Williams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Garret Dillahunt, Quvenzhané Wallis, Scoot McNairy

More of a fan of Shame on paper than on film, Sean Bobbitt’s camera work was flawless and Michael Fassbender once again went beyond the call of duty, but for me, Steve McQueen’s Hunger still resonates and would be the principle reason why his third feature ranks so well on this list. What will likely be compared to Quentin Tarantino’s Django upon its release, Twelve Years a Slave features one hell of a stellar cast.

Gist: After a New York state citizen (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is kidnapped and sold into brutal slavery, and made to work on a plantation in Louisiana in the 1800s, »

- Eric Lavallee

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