Twelve Years a Slave

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Film Critics Celebrate Violence (Unless It’s a Movie About Christ?)

Contemporary approaches to violence in film range from little more than exercises in exploitation to unflinching accounts of tragedy. But how do we decide which is which? This question is all the more interesting in light of a recent piece by the always-perceptive Mollie Hemingway. In “The Passion of 12 Years a Slave,” Hemingway takes