There are a lot of reasons why "Air," the sensational new movie starring Matt Damon and directed by Ben Affleck, is being consumed by audiences with eager pleasure. It's the rare drama for adults these days that people actually want to see in a movie theater (I don’t mean that to sound negative; the film could jump-start a trend). And that's no random triumph. "Air," based on the true story of Nike, Michael Jordan and the man who brought them...
This year saw Davis pen a raw memoir, “Finding Me,” sharing stories of trauma and survival on her way to becoming an Oscar, Emmy and Tony winner. Onscreen, she had the mammoth undertaking of portraying Michelle Obama in Showtime’s “The First Lady,” which she also co-produced through her JuVee Productions shingle, before switching into warrior mode for “The Woman King,” which led the box office on its opening weekend. Davis is also a prime player in genre fare, reprising her role as Amanda Waller in both HBO Max’s “Peacemaker” and Warner Bros.’ “Black Adam,” starring Dwayne Johnson. Her acting slate remains plenty full, having signed on for Amazon Studios’ Nike biopic, to be directed by Ben Affleck, and the “Hunger Games” prequel “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”