Film Review: Fences (USA, 2016) proves too faithful to the original stageplay to shine as a film

February 8, 2017

Films adapted from a stageplay have always offered mixed results. While we have classics like Chicago, Glengarry Glen Ross and Sweeney Todd, we often have disasters like Rent and Mamma Mia! The reason for this is either because the stories of these plays or musicals do not have enough cinematic potential to succeed as a film-viewing experience or […]

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Denzel Washington’s moving new film Fences gets a trailer

December 1, 2016

Denzel Washington‘s film adaptation of the critically acclaimed play  Fences, in which he directed, produced and stars, alongside Viola Davis (The Help, Suicide Squad) has just been released. Washington and Davis reprise their Tony Award-winning roles as Troy and Rose, a married couple who face personal and societal struggles in a lower-middle-class black section of Pittsburgh during […]

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Get your first look at Viola Davis and Denzel Washington’s Oscar contender Fences

September 30, 2016

Set amongst the racial strains of 1950’s Pennsylvania, Fences is making its big screen transition at a time most relevant. The play by August Wilson won both Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Tony Awards back in 2010 and will make it’s cinematic premiere with Washington in the director’s chair. The play almost became a film […]

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Seven soon-to-be-released films looking to take Oscar gold

September 7, 2016

The Oscars survived a prickly year last year. Media outlets hounded the lack of racial diversity amongst nominated actors, of which all twenty were of Caucasian heritage. Industry hallmark Spike Lee joined a spate of actors in a #boycotttheoscars / #oscarsowhite movement and actor Chris Rock thought it appropriate to poke fun at a child […]

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