There are three main things going for this film. Firstly, it is very well directed by Steve McQueen. Secondly, the movie has a terrific cast of mainly women. And lastly, it has an excellent script written by McQueen together with Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).
August Wilson, one of America’s most prominent playwrights, has been compared in stature to Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. His work is not as well known in the UK as that of those other giants of the American theatre, though another of his plays “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was performed at the National Theatre last year to enthusiastic reviews.