Fences

FENCES

Review: Centres on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950’s Pittsburgh and how he struggles to make ends meet. It also shows the relationship between his wife and sons.
Director: Denzel Washington
Actors: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Mele and Lesley Boone
Year: 2016
Genre: Drama
Conclusion: 3/5
This was originally in the theatre as a stage play. It very much even as a film feels like a stage play and for this reason I did have a problem with the film. Therefore because of the stage play I do struggle to see what the point is with the film and wonder what it is that they are trying to achieve. They didn’t have to put much effort in with the set. I just longed to see what was beyond the house and the backyard. They might as well have live-screened the stage play in all the cinemas around the world and could have just watched that version. Both Denzel Washington and Viola Davis give outstanding performances, but there wasn’t really much for them to work with. Viola Davis in some ways had to give so much more to the screen and her character than Denzel Washington. You could say as well that this is all down to the brilliant script. Just some of the themes that occur in this are love, race, betrayal and death. At the Academy Awards in 2017, Viola Davis won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. At the Golden Globe Awards in 2017, Viola Davis won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. At the Bafta Awards in 2017, Viola Davis won for Best Supporting Actress. 

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