Matthew Belinkie, Peter Fenzel, Jordan Stokes, and Matthew Wrather overthink Widows, adapted by acclaimed art-house director Steve McQueen from a British mini-series into a multiplex-friendly heist film–though to be fair one that is fascinating, brilliantly-acted, and exquisitely made. We discuss the genre (what even is a heist movie?), the relationship between the filmmaking and subject matter, and the film’s take on family, race, class, crime, and politics.
We don’t often make recommendations–mostly because we do shows about enormous movies that everyone inevitably sees–but you should go see this film.
- Widows on IMDB
- “Director Steve McQueen Goes from Art House to Multiplex with Heist Thriller Widows“ on Vanity Fair