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Films For January 2014

12 Years a Slave (January 10) Ashley Norris

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After two grim but very different films, one about the controversial and complicated Bobby Sands conducting a hunger strike in a Northern Irish prison, the second about sex addiction. Their similarities extend to their leading man, Michael Fassbender, and the sheer power that the films packed. Now Steve McQueen moves yet again into the hard hitting with a film about Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who was abducted from New York and sold into slavery. Reactions have been strong but overwhelmingly positive with only a few upset by its strong content. Fassbender is back as well in his partnership that has executed such brilliant performances alongside Michael K Williams, Scoot McNairy, Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Kelsey Scott and producer Brad Pitt.

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Howard Gorman

The author Howard Gorman

[FOUNDER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF] Graduating in Psychology longer ago than he would care to recall, as well as Editor for CinemaChords, Howard is also the Web Editor for Tom Holland's Terror Time and his words can also be found at various popular film publications including Blumhouse, Dread Central, Shock Till You Drop, Rue Morgue, SCREAM: The Horror Magazine and TheHorrorShow.TV.