Monday, January 2, 2017
Movie Monday: FENCES
Based on August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning FENCES, the movie version of FENCES stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Their performances are great. But the movie felt flat? I don't know, it just didn't get me in the gut, I felt too much like an observer. The movie felt too long. The dialogue was so so powerful in places, and how powerful a metaphor is a fence? So. Many. Fences. Fences to separate, fences to trap... fences that can't be breached, and fences that are breached. Unfinished fences. Lives lived between the slats. And on and on.
Rich stuff. I just wish I'd felt more a part of it.
Wonder if either of these actors will get Oscar noms?? Denzel directed this one as well... We'll see Tuesday, January 24, 2017!
Also, coming Thursday: my 2017 One Little Word!