12 Years A Slave (second-pass)
Cert: 15 / 134 mins / Dir. Steve McQueen
My second viewing of 12 Years A Slave (first, here) may have lessened some of the shock, but none of the power. McQueen tells Solomon Northup's story masterfully, and even knowing the outcome, I was still enthralled for every single frame.
Chiwetel Ejiofor's greatest triumph is how he can leave an audience loving something so soul-wrenching. Provocative without being patronising, rarely is any film so deserving of your attention.
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