Tag Archives: August Wilson

Life is like Playing an Orchestrated Piece of Music in "Fences"

[brid video="120106" player="7163" title="Fences (Viola & Denzel) Featurette"]   Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family…
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IS DENZEL WASHINGTON THE G.O.A.T.?

It's not easy for me to admit that I've been standing in the same place for 18 years," Denzel Washington's character tells his wife, played by Viola Davis. "I've been standing with you," she cries out, and the audience feels goosebumps as they watch her face and his overcome with wretched truth and regret. Watch…
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#OSCARSSOWHITE MAY BE TAKING A VACATION THIS YEAR

The African American Film Critics Association (full disclosure I co-founded the organization) proclaimed that 2016 was the best year ever for black film. That bold statement will be validated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out the Oscars. When they announce their nominees on January 24th no less…
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