Viola Davis

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Beyoncé breaks record for artist with most Grammys in historic ceremony
The singer took home four awards in a night that also saw major wins for Kendrick Lamar, Adele and Harry Styles

Benjamin Lee

06, Feb, 2023 @4:51 AM

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Viola Davis becomes Egot winner at the 2023 Grammy awards
Actor is 18th person to claim grand slam of an Emmy, an Oscar, a Tony and now a Grammy

Sian Cain

05, Feb, 2023 @11:37 PM

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The 50 best movies of 2022 in the US
The No 1 film is a stunning directorial debut, one of the finest cinematic moments of any year – see which other movies you may have missed

23, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘It’s been nearly a month and it’s still sold out’: The Woman King takes over Benin’s only cinema
The blockbuster retelling of Benin’s history of elite women warriors has transfixed audiences in the West African country. Our reporter joins the crowds

Joshua Surtees

01, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Black Adam review – the Rock’s in a hard place in superhero dud
Sacred mountains, entombed heroes – and not a worthwhile gag to be found to enliven Dwayne Johnson’s stony face

Wendy Ide

23, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Black Adam review – the Rock is back in Spandex for surrealist superhero comedy
With his imposing bulk and gift for deadpan humour, Dwayne Johnson makes a charismatic DC hero – but sadly, he’s in a class of his own

Peter Bradshaw

18, Oct, 2022 @9:30 PM

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‘I can change the way Black women are seen’: Viola Davis on stereotypes, success and playing a warrior
Raised in poverty, the actor has conquered Hollywood, winning an Oscar, an Emmy and two Tony awards. Now she has brought her passion project to the screen – The Woman King’s epic tale of an elite female fighting force

Ellen E Jones

10, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Woman King review – Viola Davis leads the line in stirring warrior tale
Davis is the general of an elite team of female fighters, based on the Agojie of 19th-century west Africa, as colonialists seek to exploit tribal conflict

Peter Bradshaw

04, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Woman King review – a thunderously cinematic good time
Magnificent Viola Davis heads Gina Prince-Bythewood’s ass-kicking, thought-provoking epic inspired by a real-life all-female army

Wendy Ide

01, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Toronto film festival 2022 roundup – Spielberg, Mendes and a deep, joyous love of cinema
Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes offered paeans to the silver screen, Viola Davis dazzled as a gung-ho warrior and Daniel Craig brought the house down

Wendy Ide

17, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘This is an old story of heroism, of feminism’: the truth behind The Woman King
The historical action epic, starring Viola Davis, tells the story of the Agojie, female African warriors who once reigned supreme

David Smith in Washington

17, Sep, 2022 @6:02 AM

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The Woman King review – Viola Davis rules over rousing action epic
Toronto film festival: The Oscar winner leads a strong ensemble of Black women in a robustly entertaining drama about 19th century female warriors

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

10, Sep, 2022 @5:55 PM

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