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Steve McQueen is here to put the debate over streaming versus theaters to rest. The director returns to the big screen this fall with “Widows,” his first directorial effort since winning best picture with “12 Years a Slave,” and he makes it clear in a recent interview with Uproxx that one of the big reasons he made the heist thriller is so it could be seen in theaters with a big crowd experiencing all of the emotions together.
“It’s a communal experience,” McQueen said. “That’s what cinema is. And that’s why I made this film. Sometimes there’s a time to cheer and sometimes there’s a time to cry. And we have that both in this movie.”
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McQueen elaborated on this thoughts earlier in the interview, telling Uproxx that cinema is meant to be experienced with an audience and not individually in front of your laptop at home. The director did not reference any streaming platforms by name...
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