British filmmaker Steve McQueen has made a name for himself with issue films, more memorably with his Oscar-winning feature 12 Years a Slave in 2013. Perhaps it therefore shouldn’t be such a surprise that his new film Widows, although presented as a heist film a laOcean’s Eight, tackles such heavy subjects as grief, female independence and racial discrimination. What is truly impressive is how those elements all come together smoothly and effectively, making for McQueen’s most commercial film, but also one of his best to date.