12 Years a Slave

Here is the trailer for Steve McQueen’s latest film 12 Years a Slave. I’m a huge fan of McQueen. Hunger, and particularly Shame are nothing short of exceptional films. Looking at this trailer I can’t help but feel a little flatlined by it. It seems a noble topic, but there is a suggestion by this trailer that this is a move into mainstream movie making and I feel this will suffocate McQueen’s distinct and interesting style. Add to that a stellar cast … surely this can only obscure McQueen as an auteur. Most likely I’m reading waaay too much into it. Regardless, I’m looking forward to this film.