• Also, hasn’t Chiwetel Ejiofor come a long way since Love Actually? What an actor.

    Agreed! I’ve been a massive fan of his since The Shadow Line, where he gave such an outstanding performance, amidst a cast that was extremely talented and consistently impressive in their own right (Christopher Eccleston, Stephen Rea, Antony Sher, etc.).

    I’m so, so glad that he landed this role (apparently, it was no contest; Ejiofor was Steve McQueen’s first and only choice for Solomon) and his talent has now been recognised by so many. This was definitely one of my favourite films of 2013 (Prisoners, though, was my absolute favourite), and I completely agree with your fantastic assessment of it, Jordan. This Oscar Bait series has been brilliant all the way through thus far. Well done!