Tag Archive: Slavery


Haiku Review: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 YearsStarring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt & Paul Giamatti
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Steve McQueen

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York in pre-Civil War America, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, which led to twelve long years of brutality and hardship.


Germany is not
the only country with a
shameful history.

Grade: A


c2013
By Daniel J. Hoag
12 Years a Slave is playing now in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024544/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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django unchainedStarring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington & Samuel L. Jackson
Written & directed by Quentin Tarantino

A bounty hunter helps a former slave rescue his wife from a cruel slaveowner.


Because everyone
wants to kill white folk now and
then – even white folk.

Grade: A-


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
Django Unchained is now playing in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1853728/

Haiku Review: Lincoln (2012)

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes & Jackie Earle Haley
Screenplay by Tony Kushner
Directed by Steven Spielberg

During the final months of his presidency, Abraham Lincoln struggles to gain support for the 13th Amendment, which would abolish slavery, and which he believes must be done before the Civil War ends in order to succeed.


…and everyone lived
equally ever after
for all time. [crickets]

Grade: A-


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
Lincoln is now playing in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/