WIDOWS – Review by Diane Carson

Thematically and cinematically Widows is a fresh, creative take on the heist film, exactly what director Steve McQueen fans would expect. In 2013 he won three Oscars, including Best Motion Picture of the Year, for 12 Years a Slave, the first time in Academy Award history for such an honor to a black director/co-producer.

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WIDOWS – Review by Susan Granger

Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer Gillian Flynn have come up with a compelling crime caper that has more twists and turns than a corkscrew! Living in a luxurious penthouse on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, elegant, educated, union organizer Victoria Rawlings never paid much attention to her felonious husband’s shady business – until one of his robberies goes awry and she’s left a widow, along with the wives of his crew.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Viola Davis to Receive Sherry Lansing Leadership Award – Brandy McDonnell reports

Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning performer and producer Viola Davis will be honored at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Women in Entertainment breakfast, star-studded gala that recognizes women pioneers and industry leaders, Davis will receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, given annually to a woman who has been a trailblazer and philanthropic leader in her industry.

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WIDOWS – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

“This is not your world,” someone — a man — says to Veronica Rawlings in the aftermath of the death of her husband, Harry. The man is talking about the Chicago criminal underworld in which Harry was a very successful mover — until he no longer was — but he might as well be talking about the whole big wide world.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, August 1st to 5th: SUICIDE SQUAD

Opening Aug. 5, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Suicide Squad, The latest comic book adaptation to hit summer screens is David Ayer’s hyperbolic super villain extravaganza Suicide Squad. You would have to be in a coma to miss the veritable onslaught of marketing. Read on…

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