Michael Fassbender

When we realized that Benedict Cumberbatch didn't attend the 2014 Golden Globes, we were a bit worried: Was our beloved "Sherlock
2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg Between long, punishing shots of brutal whippings, lynchings, hangings, and rape, and the pervasive repugnance of the situation more generally, Steve McQueen has mounted the most affecting film about American slavery that has ever been made. But, does that in and of itself recommend it?