WidowsDVD - 2019
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JCLTiffanyR Aug 18, 2019
The plodding, indept script does nothing to showcase Viola Davis's tremendous talent.
JCLIanH Feb 25, 2019
An excellent movie that would have been even better had it received from the HBO six-part miniseries treatment. Either way, it's a stylish film with a lot to say, which is effectively the MO of director Steve McQueen who has yet to turn in a film anything less than excellent. Viola Davis is out o... Read More »
#1 - Co-written by Gone Girl author, Gillian Flynn, a group of women take on their husbands debts when a job goes bad. Calling it a heist film is reductive, it's a story about power, politics, greed, family, race...and I can't stop thinking about it.
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Some quotes in IMDb. These are focused on Chicago politics:
Most people don't know what an alderman does... including a fair number of aldermen. It comes from the Old English, meaning "older man." When I was a younger man, Facebook... Back then, a face was something you tried never to forget.
The Mulligans have run the 18th ward for 60 years. My grandfather, my father. These days it's all about name recognition.
Nepotism isn't illegal. It's actually celebrated. This is Chicago.
You know how many shootings happened in this city last weekend alone?
Thirty-four! These people are killing each other! This is not where I wanna raise my children.
What are you gonna do? Work in a bank? Take the train downtown, punch a clock? This is your life! This is our life. It's what we do. Everyone has a fxcking sob story, most of them better than yours. So, if the idea is to be mayor one day, you'd better man the fuck up!
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Alderman of this ward makes a $104,000 a year. ... But then you add in the juice, right? He gives his friend a contract for a new building, gets a kickback. Gives his brother a contract for construction. Hell, he give his mama a contract for construction. That man owns a piece of every fucking thing. The only people coming after him, they got cameras and microphones. People coming after us with guns.
I'm a proud sixth generation Chicagoan. We laugh louder, we work harder, we sleep to the rattle of the "L" train.
I always said he should burn in hell. But, hey, Chicago'll do.
Mom, you always say a gun is a girl's best friend.
Look around you. It's like Custer's Last Stand. It's kill or be killed. Now, listen to me, son. Listen, we made this city. We're not having it taken away from us
by people who come here illegally... or by people who can't stop, you know...
making babies. That means staying in power... at all costs. You got that?
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