November 27, 2019
February 18, 2020
Rated R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use
From trailblazing, Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s Master of None) and Melina Matsoukas, the visionary director of some of this generation’s most powerful pop-culture experiences, including Beyonce’s “Formation” and the Nike “Equality” campaign, comes Makeready’s unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim.
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor...
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Queen & Slim
reminds me a lot of 2018’s Widows
: released at Thanksgiving, proficiently made, yet overlooked by audiences, almost instantly forgotten. The two films are otherwise completely different, but as I sat watching this somewhat unique crime thriller, I couldn’t help but think, “It’s a real shame more people aren’t going to experience this.”
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