Schlagwort: Lupita Nyong’o

14. April 2016 / / Reviews

Disney folgt seinem eigenen Trend und legt den nächsten hauseigenen Klassiker neu auf. Dank überragender Technik sowie spürbarer Lebensfreude hebt sich Jon Favreaus Dschungelbuch-Neuinterpretation aber deutlich von Maleficent und Co ab.

29. Januar 2014 / / Oscars

12 years 3

Director Steve McQueen’s third movie 12 Years a Slave is based on the autobiography by Solomon Northup (portrayed by Chiwetel Ejiofor). A free black man from New York in 1841 who got abducted by two men who pretending to hire him as a violinist. Very quickly Solomon – now referred to as Platt – gets sold to a slaveowner (Benedict Cumberbatch) and is facing the harsh reality of working as a slave.

Riding on a lot of Oscar buzz 12 Years a Slave had me after a few minutes and after the movie was over I had this rare moment when I realized that I actually really love both frontrunners for best picture at the Oscars (Gravity being the other contender).