Fences: a sturdily constructed acting masterclass

4 Stars (4 / 5)
Denzel Washington is not a man who chooses his projects lightly.

Even a consistent run of by-the-numbers actioners – 2 GunsThe EqualizerThe Magnificent Seven – have, in recent years, served as vehicles for his charm and gravitas; only helping to ensure his elder statesman status.…

Control freak, egotist, critical genius: As Life Itself shows, Roger Ebert was very much the director of his own life.

4 Stars (4 / 5)

 

Critics are rarely beloved creatures. There’s always the impression they’re leeching off the back of the real creatives. It might be a symbiotic relationship, but, at best, they’re considered a necessary evil.

But not in the case of Roger Ebert.…