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09.24.2014 | 128 days ago | Posted at 02:03 PM

Rock Star Film Debuts at Milwaukee Film

By David Luhrssen
John Ridley is the great success story to come out of Milwaukee in recent years. The writer-director earned an Oscar for his carefully calibrated screenplay, 12 Years a Slave. He returns with a dramatization of a year in the life of Jimi Hendrix, Jimi: All Is By My Side, which received its local premiere at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival. Most musical “bio pics,” to use an ugly phras...
03.05.2014 | | Posted at 03:54 PM

12 Years a Slave out on DVD

By David Luhrssen
  Fresh off the well-deserved Oscar win for Best Picture, as well as a Best Supporting Actress nod for Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave has been released on Blu-ray and DVD. 12 Years a Slave was directed by Britain’s Steve McQueen (Shame) from Solomon Northrup’s account of his enslavement, a book that ranked in 19th century anti-slavery literature with Harriet Beecher St...