12 Years a Slave

Free State of Jones is not a 100% historically accurate snapshot in time—it has epic span and portrays Knight’s myth through the lens of today’s social climate.

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Eric, Trevan and Trey return to round out their list of the best films of 2013. Stick around to find out which film Eric ultimately put at the top of list, which film Trey thinks is the most misunderstood and to hear Trevan’s impassioned speech about Snow Dogs. “They’re huskies, and it’s cold outside,” he says at one point, fighting tears.

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Simply put, 2013 was an embarrassment of riches, and the best movies of the year are all over the place in terms of budget, scope, genre, and style.

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12 Years a Slave dominated the KCFCC awards, winning six of the twelve total categories, while Gravity and Her picked up two awards each.

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Through a rich, grueling portrait of the machinery of institutionalized slavery, Steve McQueen asks us to examine the rotten core of slavery and how it permeates our entire culture, not just to ponder life as it was in the 1840s.

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