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#9 Small Axe: BBC/Amazon Prime - Bleeding Cool TV Top 10 of 2020
So with that in mind, our year-end countdown continues with BBC One and Amazon Prime Video's Small Axe. Small Axe from BBC and Amazon Prime (Image: Amazon screencap) Created and directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, Widows), the award-winning, critically-acclaimed British anthology film Small Axe tells five distinct, powerful, and thought-provoking stories highlighting what life[...]
Letitia Wright & John Boyega have a "Small Axe" to Grind for BBC
Director Steve McQueen will be bringing his series Small Axe to the BBC in 2020 The series will follow London's West Indian community as it developed between the 1960's through the 1980's, and winding down around 2014 Amazon has picked up rights to broadcast Small Axe in the United States John Boyega and Letitia Wright[...]
5 Hubcaps and a Movie: Fathom Events Brings 'Bullitt' Back to Theaters
Fathom Events sure gets us sometimes: for the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Steve McQueen film Bullitt, we're getting the green mustang-chase of our dreams returning to theaters on Sunday, October 7th and Tuesday, October 9th. Bullitt really did change filmmaking when it was originally released, namely one of the most incredible car chases in cinema to this day[...]
The Blob 1958 poster
We discuss the 1958 film The Blob, often cited as the film debut of Steve McQueen What is it about this independent film about a strange visitor from another planet — one that immediately starts growing and consuming every living thing it encounters — that continues to command attention today? We discuss Steve McQueen (27[...]
Simon West To Helm A Remake Of The Blob
The most notable thing about the Paramount production was it starred a young Steve McQueen. This is not the first time The Blob story was revisited There was a sequel in 1972 called Beware! The Blob and a full on remake in 1988 Neither has garnered the same following as the original. Perhaps the producers should look[...]
Weekend Viewing: 12 Years A Slave Director Featurette
12 Years a Slave is a remarkable feature and Steve McQueen's best film to date. The director started out as a video artist before moving into filmmaking in 2008 with Hunger and then followed that up with Shame in 2011 and now 12 Years a Slave It's an impressive run of films and I very much look[...]
Watch: Two Clips From Steve McQueen's Exceptional 12 Years A Slave
I was floored by Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave when I saw it. Despite the very positive reactions that the film has been receiving I was not prepared for quite how exceptional a film it was. And quite how powerful and emotional experience it would be. It's a must see for sure*. Today we got two new clips[...]
Solomon Northup Wants To Live In This New Clip From 12 Years A Slave
In telling a period story about slavery director Steve McQueen and screenwriter John Ridley seem to have taken a very smart approach – if I'm reading the clips and trailers released so far correctly – in focusing on a protagonist that feels as much a stranger in the world in to which he enters as[...]
Weekend Viewing: Short But Effective New Promo For 12 Years A Slave
I should hopefully be seeing Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave in about two weeks time and I can't wait Everything that I have seen so far suggests to me that this is going to be a very difficult watch but a film with a real sense of purpose behind it. I do hope all the[...]
Bold New Spanish Poster For Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave
It is with thudding inevitability that Oscar talk rears it somewhat ugly head at the tail end of the summer every year, but at the same time it is often a welcome reminder of all the exciting films that are on their way into cinemas soon. One film that is getting talked up for the Oscars[...]
12 Years A Slave Featurette Introduces Us To Solomon Northup
Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is based on the true story of Solomon Northup and a new featurette for the film introduces us to the real life Northup and the representation of him in the film, as played Chiwetel Ejiofor. If you're sensitive to spoilers you may want to avoid this video as it appears[...]