Steve McQueen

‘Widows’ Review: A Smart, Crowd-Pleasing Heist Thriller From Steve McQueen
‘Widows’ Review: A Smart, Crowd-Pleasing Heist Thriller From Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen is a master of artful, searing dramas about fraught masculinity and suffering. Gillian Flynn is known for her twisty page-turners led by complex women carrying the burdens of trauma. Those two many not seem like the most likely of collaborators, but we get a beautiful marriage of their talents with Widows, a crowd-pleasing heist thriller with plenty on its mind.
Viola Davis Joins Steve McQueen’s Heist Film ‘Widows’
Viola Davis Joins Steve McQueen’s Heist Film ‘Widows’
Steve McQueen won an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, 2013’s Best Picture, and then he pretty much vanished. He’s done a couple little things here and there, but no significant follow-up. That project finally seems to be materializing, as Variety reports that McQueen is working on a film called Widows and he’s lined up an Oscar nominee as one of his big stars: Viola Davis, she of Suicide Squad and How to Get Away With Murder and the upcoming Fences, which looks like it could be an Academy Award contender as well.

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