In 2013, Director Steve McQueen took on his most ambitious film to date, telling the stunning true story of Solomon Northrup, a free Northern African American man who was kidnapped and taken South as a slave decades before the American Civil War. Starring Chewitel Eljiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt along with Lupita N'yongo (who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the role).

Note: The mentioned review by Armond White can be found here: http://www.nyfcc.com/2013/10/3450/

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In this special supplemental show, recorded live via Google Hangout, we discuss the glitz, the glamour, the winners and the losers of the 87th Academy Awards. Stay tuned for a special announcement about an exciting upcoming Arthouse Legends event!

 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9rHKp8pUVo

 

Music credits: "Bushwick Tarantella" by Kevin McCleod of http://www.incompetech.com

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In 2003, Clint Eastwood reinvented himself yet again as a director of high quality dramas when he adapted Dennis Lahane's gritty novel Mystic River about three childhood friends who find themselves on different sides of a murder investigation. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, winning two for actors Tim Robbins and Sean Penn, this film has been one of Clint Eastwood's finest films. But does the film deserve the love or should it be sent to the bottom of titualar waterway? MovieDude, Kent and Lobster investigate.

 

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In 1960, director Billy Wilder released one of his most memorable comedies of his career. The Apartment, starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine about an ambitious employee who allows his boss to use his apartment to entertain his mistress, would not only capture the attention of critics and audiences alike, but win Best Picture, a feat not too common for comedies. But does this film deserve to have it's own seperate key or would audiences do better playing gin rummy instead?

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In 1996, director Danny Boyle adapted a famed novel about drug addiction in Scotland and the generation most greatly affected by it. Starring up-and-comers such as Ewan MacGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlisle, Trainspotting is a film that created unforgettable imagry and even more unforgettable characters. But does the film Choose Life or should it climb into the toilet bowl? Eric, Kent & Lobster find out.

 

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