12 Years a Slave

’12 Years a Slave’ avoids genre clichés, boasts powerful acting performances
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP In a very important way, Steve McQueen’s new film “12 Years a Slave” doesn’t feel at all like a movie. Its depiction of the tale of Solomon Northup, a born-free black man who is kidnapped and sold in to slavery, is anything but triumphant. For the most part, “12 Years a Slave” is all thorns, sparing the viewers the superficiality that can come…