I am all about the filmmaker and the vision. Even in some of those dumb 90s comedies that come back around in my cinematic memories, there is something that ties back to an individual. We know the names of the past but it is almost 2020, so who are those next voices that movie-goers will look back on?
For me, two of the most interesting voices to reckon with are Steve McQueen and Gillian Flyn. So when I saw they were collaborating on Widows it most definitely got on the radar. If you know me . . . hopefully through movies that are recommended, movie night ideas and so on we all get to know what flicks make us tick . . . I am a sucker for the writer-director, as well as novelists/screenwriters. I will take a swing and a miss over many of the formulaic, limited surprises many days of the week. In Widows, I see a big swing by McQueen and Flynn here and it landed for me. We could even add this as a hidden gem, although some love and bit of box-office floated its way. For a night out this would seem to please most every type of moviegoer and I think in a few years this movie will be held up higher than some of the others being promoted as excellent now.
What's for dinner?
With a movie set in Chicago, this one seems like a no-brainer. Even though a slice of deep dish is generalizing we can't miss an opportunity to make this a Second city night all around with a great movie along for the ride.