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Recommends: The best films this month

The movies to see in February

By Francine Stock   February 2017

©Paramount Pictures


On release from 17th February

The growing popularity of theatre-to-cinema relays augurs well for this screen adaptation of August Wilson’s 1985 Pulitzer prize-winning play. Denzel Washington directs and stars as Troy Maxson, a black 1950s patriarch working the refuse trucks but haunted still by his near-miss at baseball stardom. Washington and Viola Davis, as his wife Rose, below, reprise their Tony-winning roles from the 2010 Broadway revival. The film may not stretch cinematic form but Director of Photography Charlotte Bruus Christensen finds intimacy and power…

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