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Highly Suspect Reviews: Widows

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Director/writer Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) teams up with novelist Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) for this movie version of an ITV series from 1983. So, there’s this bunch of thieves and they get blow’d up very shortly into the film (featuring an unusual amount of big-name actors in small roles). Left putting the pieces together are their wives. Liam Neeson was the leader of the group and his wife (Viola Davis) is being held responsible by a gangster-wannabe-politician (Brian Tyree Henry) for 2 million dollars that he stole from them. After she finds a book left to her by her late husband that includes plans for a new heist, she gathers together the other widows to pull it off themselves. Featuring strong performance from Davis, Neeson, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Eriva, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall and more, this is definitely one people will be talking about. But in a good or meh way? Chris, Marco, Frank, Kim, and Alan address this and other issues in their review.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.