Viola Davis and Denzel Washington really created the performance of a lifetime in this movie. I know that recently I wrote about Arrival and I stand by that blog however for very different reasons I was really impressed with fences. The fact that Denzel also directed this movie, I can’t find the words to express how happy I am for him to be able to control his craft that much more. The use of simple props and a small cast, you can tell that this was adapted for live performances.The lines, how the hell did Denzell memorize all those lines, my god, he talks all movie, and it is great. He has really done himself proud.
The story is a very poor, very black story and it speaks to a specific time and circumstance and Denzel does it perfectly. I can’t wait to see what he does next.To ensure that I don’t keep blogging about movies, let me jus say that I gave Ben Afleck his props for ‘The Accountant’. And that’s it for movies.