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Fences
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Denzel Washington Denzel Washington
Troy Maxson
Viola Davis Viola Davis
Rose Maxson
Saniyya Sidney Saniyya Sidney
Raynell
Christopher Mele Christopher Mele
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August Wilson August Wilson
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4 months, 1 week ago at Feb 18 16:04
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Notes:
*This is adapted off a play that Denzel Washington (with Viola Davis) was actually in so that's pretty awesome.
*The original play in the 1980s had James Earl Jones in the lead!
*This is the third film directed by Denzel Washington himself and the first one I will have seen the whole thing.
*The man August Wilson who is credited for the screenplay even though he pas... read more

Fences

4 months ago at Feb 24 20:04
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Fences is a triumph of acting and for bringing the great August Wilson onto a larger stage. Wilson’s dialog and poetic sense of drama shake the screen and thunder down on you. It’s an absorbing experience of watching working class black characters struggle and the heft of tragedy you’d normally find the works of someone like Arthur Miller. These are the unseen workers that help keep society ... read more

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1 month, 1 week ago at May 21 20:26
1 vote
Honestly, I think Wilson is a little overrated. I don't think Denzel is too teathrical, I think the play is too classy even with its deep broken characters.
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A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Release date: 25 December 2016
Tags: Drama (3), 2010s (2), Mental Illness (1), Football (1), Baseball (1), 2016 (1), Trash Collectors (1), Family Dynamics (1), 1950s (1), African Americans (1), Based On Play (1), HQ (1), 00's (1), 2017 (1), Infidelity (1)
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Fences

“Fences is a triumph of acting and for bringing the great August Wilson onto a larger stage. Wilson’s dialog and poetic sense of drama shake the screen and thunder down on you. It’s an absorbing experience of watching working class black characters struggle and the heft of tragedy you’d normally find the works of someone like Arthur Miller. These are the unseen workers that help keep society flowing, but Wilson gives them a chance to say how and why they matter, to express their angers and dreams, to take center stage in the fabric of American storytelling.   For all of these strengths, Fences is still slightly unsatisfying as a piece of cinema. The reason for this is simple, Denzel Washington is perhaps too in awe of the material and merely points a camera at his fellow actors. Fe” read more

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