Cinema Royale: Talking ‘The Woman King’ And Viola Davis’ Chance At Oscars Gold (Special Guest: Tim Gordon)

On the latest episode of Cinema Royale, I’m joined by Black Reel Awards founder Tim Gordon to talk about The Woman King. The story of the real-life African female fighting force of the Dahomey kingdom has been a long time coming, and Viola Davis shows her commitment not only with another potentially Oscar-worthy performance, but with a physical transformation we’ve never seen from her.

Plus, Tim talks about the movies he saw while at TIFF; we discuss our previous interview with The Woman King director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and much more because the two of can never shut up when together.

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Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.