Sundance 2019: Clemency

Led by a riveting performance from Alfre Woodard, Clemency took home the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Life for prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) isn’t getting easy.  She appears to be married to her job more so than to husband Jonathan Williams (Wendell Pierce).  It isn’t just any ordinary job.  She’s the one who is in the room when prisoners get executed by way of lethal injection.  We first meet…

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What Men Want Reverses Genders in Remake

In reversing the gender roles from Nancy Meyers’ 1999 film, What Men Want is able to comment on sexism and racism in the workplace. Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) works as a sports agent for Summit Worldwide Management (SWM).  Even though she put in the work, she loses out on a partnership to Eddie (Chris Witaske).  She’s not having any of it and let’s her boss, Nick (Brian Bosworth) know it.  Stuck at Mari’s (Tamala…

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