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February 2, 2017 at 8:46 pm #1202001954
Denzel Washington,Damien chazelleFebruary 2, 2017 at 10:25 am #1202001644
La La Land (27)+1=(28)
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Hacksaw Ridge (5)
Hell or High Water (2)February 2, 2017 at 1:02 am #1202001285
After that SAG speech I think he is winningFebruary 1, 2017 at 3:35 am #1202000665
I thought Casey was good but Denzel was great and the boston mafia ain’t got nothing on himJanuary 26, 2017 at 5:28 am #1201995949
Denzel was giving a pure acting masterclass in Fences. It’s as big as he’s ever done as an actor (maybe bigger than Training Day) but it showed how many tools Denzel has in his arsenal as an actor. He can go in any direction. Still, especially after the first dizzying 25 minutes which feels almost like a single take monologue by Denzel, we begin to see more shades and nuances in the character, and he has many quiet and even subtle moments. It’s a performance that really has everything.
It’s the type of outsized, “swing for the fences” (pun intended) performance that frankly, Daniel Day-Lewis usually gives, and then everyone proceeds to eat up and treat like the greatest thing ever. Is it any more “hammy” or “overacted” or in parts theatrical than Day-Lewis in Gangs Of New York or There Will Be Blood? Not especially. Even in Lincoln, a more subtle performance than the other two, Day-Lewis gets very theatrical in some scenes (like the finger pointing Cabinet scene…now! Now!!!.NOWWWW!!!).
It’s just that Denzel rarely goes as big as DDL does, so it’s more of a shock to the system to see he’s got it in him. Had DDL given the exact same performance in Fences (if his race allowed him to play it of course) the race would be over and he’d have won everything by now, because people expect that kind of acting that from him. Denzel has a decent chance of still winning anyway, but I don’t think it should even be close. He should be way out in front.