2 items from 2015
When the cops don’t show enough interest in a drive-by shooting, a pair of grieving mothers take matters into their own hands in “Lila and Eve,” a vigilante thriller with a twist: Featuring an awards-caliber performance from Viola Davis and flavorful support from Jennifer Lopez (“Guess I’ll get my Tina on!” she barks, imagining her pop idol strong enough to smack back at an abusive Ike Turner), this gritty drama from Lifetime Films plays best on the bigscreen, which is how it premiered the second Friday of Sundance, though it’ll take some savvy positioning to draw its ideal audience of middle-aged women.
Add to that a younger contingent who don’t take J.Lo’s acting career all that seriously — those connoisseurs of camp who helped push “The Boy Next Door” to a nearly $15 million opening last weekend — and there’s a substantial audience out there for this cleverly conceived, »
- Peter Debruge
The heavy coats, the stern stares, the afro, the darkness that surrounds them, the gun! Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez look like they're about to disrupt someone's day in this poster for their upcoming feature "Lila and Eve," which Charles Stone III ("Drumline," "Paid in Full," "Mr. 3000") is directing. The film makes its world premiere at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival (where the above poster comes from). In fact, it screens this Friday night! The story - described as "'Thelma & Louise' meets 'Fight Club'" - follows 2 distraught mothers who team up to avenge the death of their children, after »
- Tambay A. Obenson
2 items from 2015
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