A detail of a woodcutting portrait of Solomon Northup that has been used to illustrate editions of his memoirs, 12 Years a Slave.

It’s a small bit late - but a lot of folks do have long memories, particularly when newspapers make mistakes. Solomon Northup may have p(...)

British film director Steve McQueen (left)  with the star of his film 12 Years A Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor. Photograph: Reuters

The 71st Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles tonight with two films vying for many of the key honours. American Hustle and 12 Years a Slav(...)

12 Years a Slave

To say that Steve McQueen’s lacerating drama is the best American film about slavery is to say very little. It is sobering to note that, throughout it(...)

Judi Dench, pictured with Steve Coogan in a scene from the adoption drama Philomena,  has been nominated in the category of best actress in a drama for for her role in the film.

Judi Dench has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role in Philomena. The film, which tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s search for(...)