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Steve McQueen

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Lovers Rock | Steve McQueen

With Lovers Rock, McQueen mostly turns down his directorial affectations and let’s the film’s beauty and joy act as guide.  Steve McQueen has always been a fine purveyor of potentially rich and powerful narratives, but he’s been much less consistent as their steward. His first…

November 27, 2020
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by M.G. Mailloux Film Streaming Scene

Mangrove | Steve McQueen

Mangrove too often gets lost in its dusty courtroom formula, but it at least boasts a human center that contrasts with the film’s trial spectacle. Steve McQueen has spent the last decade making films that are quite decidedly about America, creating a body of work…

November 20, 2020
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by M.G. Mailloux Film

Red, White and Blue | Steve McQueen

Having now seen three of Steve McQueen’s five Small Axe films (the final two held hostage by Amazon until December), it’s easier to trace out the implied connections between these episodes/films and appreciate the filmmaker’s decision to group them together. In hindsight though, McQueen…

October 13, 2020
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Widows | Steve McQueen

After celebrated prestige pictures like Shame and 12 Years a Slave, you’d be forgiven for expecting something less disreputable from Steve McQueen than Widows. But McQueen’s normal tendencies toward making “important” work (not to mention his gorgeous, tactile images) add essential texture to what’s basically a rambunctious…

November 16, 2018
by InRO Staff Feature Articles Film Year in Review

Top 20 Films of 2013

For a while, it seemed like 2013 had front-loaded its highlights; many films making our Top 20 either played the festival circuit in 2012 before finally getting their official theatrical runs Stateside (Like Someone in Love, Frances Ha, and our top pick) or they premiered…

December 31, 2013
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