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Cage Match: 'The Counselor'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 25, 2013 4:12 PM
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Two Sunshine State critics square off over the Michael Fassbender thriller, which is either "sleekly savage" or "silly, affected [and] self-important."

'12 Years a Slave' Dissenters Raise Questions Worth Answering

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 18, 2013 12:25 PM
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Steve McQueen's brutal, unsparing look at American slavery has met with near-universal acclaim, but the critics who find fault with it ask questions worth answering.

Is '12 Years a Slave' an Oscar Lock? Please Don't Ask

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 9, 2013 12:23 PM
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Writers talking up the best-picture chances of Steve McQueen's harrowing slavery drama are avoiding the hard questions it poses.