Fences

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It’s always tough adapting a stage play into a movie even when the play in question is August Wilson’s Fences which in 1987 won both a Pulitzer and Tony for Best Play.   Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson’s ten-part circle which were all set in Pittsburgh and explore the evolving blue-collar African-American experience … Continue reading






Pervert Park

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Scandinavian filmmaking couple Frida & Lasse Barkfors made a somewhat bizarre choice for this, their debut documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Award.  They opted to paint a very humanized picture of a halfway house for convicted sex offenders in Florida.  Surprisingly they achieved it quite perfectly with … Continue reading



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