Fences (2016)
First screened in December 2016
Director: Denzel Washington. Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney. Screenplay: August Wilson (based on his play).

Twitter Capsule: As a film, builds from fair to good. But it's the performances, stupid. Washington, Davis, Henderson, Adepo: all fantastic.

VOR:   Fairly sedate as a formal exercise and as a production of this play, though part of its value is its willingness not to gussy up the material.

Photo © 2016 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Actor: Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis
Best Adapted Screenplay: August Wilson

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor (Drama): Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis

Other Awards:
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Actor (Washington); Best Supporting Actress (Davis)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Supporting Actress (Davis)

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