Widows (Steve McQueen, 2018)

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Widows (Steve McQueen, 2018)

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Re: Widows (Steve McQueen, 2018)

#2 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:29 pm

I must have watched that four times today. Have to admit there wasn't anything I was particularly excited about coming in theaters until now.

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Re: Widows (Steve McQueen, 2018)

#3 Post by Lost Highway » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:38 am

I still can't get my head round that McQueen is doing a remake of this cozy British crime show, which as one of the first things I watched after moving to the UK. I wished they'd kept the 80s hair. At least it will have to be better than Shame, which was the most ludicrous film of 2011.

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Re: Widows (Steve McQueen, 2018)

#4 Post by Werewolf by Night » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:07 pm

After Shame, McQueen is not a filmmaker whose work I'm terribly interested in keeping up with, and this trailer has too much of a "sisters are doin' it for themselves," long-suffering women cleaning up the messes of their feckless husbands vibe. Like we're still stuck in that '80s-'90s frame of strong female characters in action movies being women who act like men in action movies. But it's got Daniel Kaluuya and Brian Tyree Henry in it, so I'll happily watch it when it shows up on FX in a couple of years.

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#5 Post by Luke M » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:19 pm

If Viola Davis wasn’t in this I’d completely dismiss it but as it is looks like a MoviePass movie.

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#6 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:06 pm

Why is this being talked about as an awards player, it looks like a mainstream action thriller?

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Re: Widows (Steve McQueen, 2018)

#7 Post by knives » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:06 pm

The director.

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