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The film adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences will leave you breathless. I have never seen a more beautifully adapted play in my entire life. The only way this story could’ve been a masterpiece was through the excellent direction of Denzel Washington and his spellbinding cast. It is through these individuals that we are able to be taken into the lives of the characters and be the viewers of what society was like in post World War 2 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fences marks Denzel Washington’s third directorial film. Audiences might even consider it the best of the three, surpassing the memorable Antwone Fisher (2002). Washington captures the essence of Wilson’s American dream by portraying a man whose haunted past finally catches up to him.. Troy Maxson (Washington) makes a living as a garbage collector to support his family. Coming from a long road full of dreams left unfulfilled, Troy’s downfall is apparent…

Night Shyamalan’s latest film is a complete thrill ride that will keep you at the edge of your seat. “Split” shines as a result of the dedication of the director and cast. It is through this bond that the movie is able stretch beyond its fictitious nature and relay its very real message to the audience: we must have courage in the face of evil. The film centers around Kevin Wendell Crumb, played by “X-Men” actor James McAvoy, who exhibits split personalities. He kidnaps three teenage girls and locks them in the basement of an undisclosed location. The audience quickly begins to see how his personas change. Ranging from a female named Patricia to a nine-year-old boy named Hedwig, these split personalities are one of the reasons why the film is so captivating. “Split” is Shyamalan’s 12th film and, in my opinion, it is his greatest in over a decade.…

Clint Eastwood’s latest film Sully depicts the crash of US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who has been a pilot for many years, overcomes the impossible and saves all 155 passengers and four crew members, of whom include First Officer Jeffrey Skiles and three flight attendants. Although he is called a “hero,” Sully does not consider himself a hero, but rather feels like he was just doing his job. The film also chronicles the controversy surrounding the crash and how Sully was able to balance being both hopeful and positive while, at the same time, trying to stay connected with his family back home. Eastwood captures this contemporary true life story by showing us what really happened both on the day of the crash and the trial that shortly followed. After watching the film, I learned a lot of new…