SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 79

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 Celebrations Films 2018 Widows A British-American co-production, Widows is a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. Widows is a 2018 film directed by Steve McQueen from a screenplay by McQueen and Gillian Flynn . The plot, set in contemporary Chicago, is about a group of women and their ordeals and triumphs. They have nothing in common, except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Amid the distress, anxiety, troubles, and tensions and when things are tough, they take charge of their fate and deal with the grim circumstances. They plan a heist in order to pay back a crime boss. The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, and Liam Neeson and others. Widows was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2018, and released in the United States on November 16, by 20th Century Fox. The film grossed over $53 million worldwide, and received praise for its direction, screenplay and performances Bohemian Rhapsody A sweaty and dressed up in all white, Freddie Mercury performing at the Wembley Stadium in 1985…. The overcrowded stadiums, high-pitched, overwhelmed cries of the fans, thousand watts of colorful lights flashing all around, those time-immortal soundtracks playing in full throttle that give you goose bumps, the tunes that pushed the limits of convention in the music industry, It’s about Bohemian Rhapsody! The film was released on 24 th October in United Kingdom. The film is directed by Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher, written by Anthony McCarten, and stars Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee and others. 79 | P a g e