Continuing our quest to see films that might be 2016 Oscar nominated films, Sharon and I went to Fences at the Century 16 and XD at Garfield. Over the last couple of years, we have tried to guess in December and early January which films will be nominated.
Fences is on a number of lists as a possible Best Film nominee. Additionally, there is a lot of talk about Denzel Washington for Best Actor and Viola Davis for Best Actress. The film was tagged by the American Film Institute as one of the ten best films for 2016.
Fences is a 2016 American drama film directed by Denzel Washington and written by August Wilson, based on his Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name. The film stars Washington and Viola Davis. They are reprising their roles from the Broadway revival of the play.
Washington as Troy Maxson is the focus of the film. He was a Negro Baseball league player who is now a garbageman. His bitterness and how it affects his loved ones is the heart of the story. Set in the 1950's, the film explores the evolving African-American experience.
I actually rated Manchester by the Sea slightly ahead of this film, while Sharon liked it better than Manchester by the Sea. I found the film a little slow in spots. You spend a lot of time with Denzel Washington; he has a lot of dialogue...