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FENCES: "A film of complex characters portrayed masterfully."

Fences is the film adaptation of August Wilson’s successful play of the same name.

It is of course always touch and go as to whether stage productions translate convincingly to the big screen, and it’s Denzel Washington – both directing and performing here, having himself acted in the play’s successful 2010 revival on Broadway – who attempts to bring Wilson’s vision to the big screen. 834 more words

"Everything that boy do, he do for you." - Fences Review

There is an air of confidence when it comes to Fences.  It’s a film that knows exactly what it wants and what it wants to depict.  1,358 more words



Released 2016 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A play “Fences” by August Wilson Writer/s script 220 more words


“It’s hard for me to admit I’ve been standing in the same spot for eighteen years.”

As I wrap up the last of this year’s Best Picture nominations, I sit wondering if last year’s negativity towards the Academy with the #OscarsSoWhite campaign has led to the disproportionate number of films this year based around race and racial tensions, or if the committee genuinely thinks these films are worth the nominations. 752 more words


Review: Fences

Director: Denzel Washington

Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo

Denzel Washington is something of an old fashioned Hollywood star. He shuns the limelight, manages to stay out of the gossip columns. 933 more words


...find the right words

To say that Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) is a man of many words, doesn’t seem to quite do him justice.

The central character of August Wilson’s “Fences” is nothing if not loquacious, but it’s the meaning behind those words and stories (for everything) that really defines him. 385 more words



Denzel Washington is the outspoken patriarch of a working class African-American family in the 1950’s, trying to raise his family whilst also attempting to relive his own life through his son, Jovan Adepo. 593 more words