Tag - Viola Davis

Freeze Frame: The Best Films of 2022

Time for my annual countdown of the best movies of the year. 10) Amazing aerial stunt work overcomes the absurd, testosterone-fueled script in the entertaining box office blockbuster, “Top Gun: Maverick.” 9) The deceptively low-key drama “Aftersun” is a complex and affecting drama about the vagaries of memory and the uncertainties of...

Freeze Frame: “The Woman King” (PG-13), “Pearl” (R), “Confess, Fletch” (R), “See How They Run” (PG-13)

"The Woman King" should be a contender for a gold crown come Oscar time. Viola Davis leads a stellar cast in this action-packed historical epic about an elite unit of female warriors who protect the West African Dahomey kingdom in the 1820s. It's a rousing, crowd-pleasing saga that benefits from terrific...

Freeze Frame: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (R), “Fatale” (R), “Another Round” (Not rated), “The Bee Gees: How Do You Mend a Broken Heart” (Not rated)

The valedictory performance from the late Chadwick Boseman may well earn him an Oscar. He’s dynamic as a troubled trumpet player in the Netflix adaptation of August Wilson’s acclaimed play, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” It tells the tragic story of an ill-fated blues recording session in 1927 and touches on...

Freeze Frame: “Bad Boys for Life” (R), “Troop Zero” (PG), “Disturbing the Peace” (R)

After a 17-year hiatus, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are reunited in the comic action thriller, “Bad Boys for Life,” the third entry in the franchise that began in 1995. These Miami based detectives are getting long in the tooth and it shows as they’re targeted for assassination by a...