New Trailer for Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave"

One of my favorite directors, Steve Mcqueen, has a new film coming out this October. Following "Hunger" and "Shame", I'm looking forward to see what this "thinking man's" director has for my mind. "12 Years a Slave" is based on a true story in which a free man is abducted from New York and sold in to slavery in the south.  

The film has an all star cast which includes: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Alfree Woodard, Paul Giamatti, Quvenzhané Wallis and more! From the trailer you can see this is no stylized, fantastical "Django" look at slavery but a grounded in bleak reality vision of a true story. The trailer is moving, and I can't wait to see this film. 


Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.