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Interview: ‘Widows’ film composer, Oscar winner Hans Zimmer

With over 150 films to his name, Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific and most recognizable name in film composing. From his Oscar and Grammy-winning score for The Lion King to the often used pieces from The Thin Red Line and of course, the ‘BRAAMM’ from Inception, Zimmer’s scores are a cultural touchstone, a zeitgeist that reaches beyond …

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Interview: Joe Walker, Oscar-nominated film editor of ‘Widows’

Joe Walker is a two-time Oscar-nominated film editor who is responsible for cutting some of the best action and sci-fi films of this decade.  Before that, Walker cut his teeth on some of Britain’s most prestigious television films and series’, honing his craft while also dabbling in his original passion, music.  His work with Denis Villeneuve is legendary: from Sicario …

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Toronto Review: ‘Widows’ (★★★½)

Steve McQueen’s twisty thriller finds room for a heist, family drama, racial politics and violence, and gender issues all led by a powerhouse performance from Viola Davis Widows doesn’t waste any time setting itself up. In a virtuoso opening sequence, a heist gone wrong led by Harry (Liam Neeson) with his cohorts Florek (Jon Bernthal) and Carlos (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), is intercut …

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‘Destroyer,’ ‘Widows’ highlight 62nd BFI London Film Festival

Widows, the new film from Academy Award winner Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), will open the 62nd BFI London Film Festival, and the official competition lineup, which includes Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer and Alice Rohrwacher’s Cannes-winning Happy as Lazzaro, has been announced. The Best Film Award recognizes inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking and this year’s line-up showcases the enormous depth …

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New, action-packed trailer for ‘Widows’ finds Viola Davis in charge

“You had no idea, did you? Or did you choose not to know?” The new trailer for Widows, from Academy Award winner Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) ramps up the action and suspense. Academy Award winner Viola Davis (Fences), Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo star in the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt …

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TIFF set to World Premiere ‘Widows,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘Beautiful Boy,’ ‘High Life’ and more

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, today unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentations of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival. Kicking it off are 21 World Premieres of hotly anticipated films from Oscar winners and nominees alike including Steve McQueen’s Widows with Viola Davis, Barry …

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