Fences (Denzel Washington, 2016) wr. August Wilson; Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

I think that Denzel Washington was so pleased and proud with the performance of the stage production of Fences in which he appeared that he wanted to fix and immortalise it in cinematic form. So he had the play filmed.
That’s bad enough, but not only is the play set in the 1950s, the film looks as though it was made in the 1950s as well. No-one was brave enough to tell the director that they don’t make films like this any more – except for this tedious example.

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