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West Side Story Review 'Dazzling, & truly a throwback to old classic musicals/filmmaking'

#FencesMovie Cast & Filmmakers React To Academy Awards Nominations

Here are the reactions from cast and filmmakers of FENCES on behalf of the film’s Academy Awards® nominations today for the following: BEST PICTURE: FENCES BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Viola Davis, FENCES BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Denzel Washington, FENCES BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: August Wilson, FENCES DENZEL WASHINGTON “Thank you to the Academy for this wonderful recognition and for honoring August Wilson’s brilliant words. I am just lucky to have been entrusted with this project and to have the chance to work with the amazing Viola Davis and the rest of my talented cast and crew.” Read all the reactions after the Jump... VIOLA DAVIS “Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it. Thank you Denzel for being at the helm!” TODD BLACK | Producer “I could not be more excited and grateful to the Academy for recognizing our film. Extending my congratulations to Denzel and Viola and the rest of the fantastic ca

2017 Oscar Nominations Have Been Announced

Better get your tux to a dry cleaners, pronto – it’s Oscar time again. The nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards have been announced, and as expected, razzle-dazzle old-school musical La La Land has come out on top with a record-equaling 14 nominations. Hot on its toe-tapping heels are cerebral alien sci-fi Arrival and generational urban drama Moonlight , which both earned six nominations apiece. There were nine Best Picture nominations this year – a category that can be anywhere from five to ten – with a diverse list that included a Western ( Hell Or High Water ), a war movie ( Hacksaw Ridge ), a sci-fi ( Arrival ). See the list after the Jump... Perhaps in response to last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, there was plenty of recognition for films with non-white casts or stories, most notably Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Fences. During a characteristically chin-scratching pre-recorded announcement video (never let it be said the Academy doesn’t know how to string s

Movie Review: #Fences

The family drama Fences is powerful but needs a serious edit. Review by Matt Cummings In his long and glorious career, Actor Denzel Washington has made his Modus Operandi clear: choose powerful but flawed characters and fill them with a special intensity to make them memorable. His third film as a director - the family drama Fences - features similar but no less impactful performances, hoping to establish itself among a dearth of Oscar hopefuls. Unfortunately, Washington's effort is as deeply flawed as the characters he chooses, meandering through a lazy script that fails to know when it either needs a mere shave or a full-on cut. For trash collector Troy Maxson (Washington), life in 1950's Pittsburgh is more about celebrating the end of the day than worrying about how hard he's actually working. He likes to drink in his backyard with friend Jim (Stephen Henderson) while wife Rose (Viola Davis) prepares dinner. Rose has an expectation that Troy will build

Viola Davis Asks "What About Me?" In New #FencesMovie Clip

FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson , and Saniyya Sidney . The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black. Please Leave A Comment-

FENCES Staring Denzel Washington

FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson , and Saniyya Sydney . The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black. Please Leave A Comment-