AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 18 – April 24: THE HUNTSMAN WINTER’S WAR

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Huntsman winters war posterOpening April 22, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the lavish sequel to 2012 fantasy Snow White and the Huntsman. Charlize Theron returns as evil queen Ravenna, who is locked in a bitter war with her sister Freya (Emily Blunt). Chris Hemsworth also returns as The Huntsman, part of an army sworn to protect Freya, who falls for fellow hunter Sara (Jessica Chastain). Read on…

Helmed by first-time director Cedric Nicolas Troyan, the film’s glorious visuals and passionate turns from the always-brilliant trio of Blunt, Theron and Chastain help negate the well-trodden fairytale narrative.

AWFJ Movie of the Week Panelists Comments:

Thelma Adams: Strong women actors in fantasy action. Go!

Sheila Roberts: My recommendation is The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. It features a terrific cast, strong story development, and complex female roles.

Film Details:
Title: The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Directors: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Release Date: April 22, 2016
Running Time: 114 minutes
Language: English
Shooting Location(s): UK, California
Principal Cast: Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Chris Hemsworth
Screenwriters: Evan Spilitopolous, Craig Mazin
Production Companies: Roth Films, Universal Pictures
Distributor: UIP
Official Site & Trailer

AWFJ Movie of the Week Panel Members: Thelma Adams, Nikki Baughan, Anne Brodie, Candice Frederick, Pam Grady, Leba Hertz, Loren King, Cate Marquis, Jennifer Merin, Nell Minow, Perri Nemiroff, Sheila Roberts, Liz Whittemore, Jeanne Wolf.

Other Movies Opening the Week of April 18 – April 24, 2016

Edited by Sandra Kraisirideja, Associate Editor

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Nikki Baughan

Nikki Baughan is a London-based freelance film critic and features writer. Formerly editor of both Film Review and movieScope magazines, Nikki is currently contributes to various print and online publications, including Screen International, BFI, The List and Film Divider.