Tag: Steve McQueen


Does it take a non-American filmmaker to make a truly American film? Does an outsider’s eye see more keenly? Past efforts by outsiders like Alfred Hitchcock, John Schlesinger, and Roman Polanski provide compelling evidence for this argument, and now British director Steve McQueen’s latest film Widows can be added to that list. The story goes

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Steve McQueen: The Desolation of Man by Chris Flay

Spoilers ahead for McQueen’s films, Shame/12 years a Slave/Hunger Film is never more personal than when a set of eyes fix themselves to the lens – drawing you in and addressing you, like one of those celebrity PSA videos that make you think, “Beyoncé looks pretty serious right now, I should probably listen to her.” 

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