House of Torment
"...This is Denzel Washington’s third at bat behind the camera while directing himself and, holy smokes, does he knock it out of the park with a vicious, visceral performance that fairly sets the screen ablaze. Adapted from the canonical Pittsburgh-set play by August Wilson, Fences crackles with spitfire dialogue, blazing emotions, and worn-down, gut-punched humanity...."
"...Dear Editor, Have you noticed the new fences along the railroad tracks where commuter rail is slated to run? I have noticed, because I live near the tracks and often walk across them. There are some very nice old pedestrian trails across the tracks..."
"...So your friend, God bless her, is swinging for the fences. Good for her..."
"...And that he did in this remarkably nuanced film shot during a monthlong road trip along the border from Tijuana to South Texas. Actually more visual essay or meditation, sparsely punctuated by Reyes' first-person voiceover, Purgatorio juxtaposes stunning panoramas of the frontera's natural beauty with scenes that reveal the soul-crushing horror and material devastation that resulted when humans drew lines and fences went up..."
"...How do you hold on to someone after that person has died? And at what point do you let go? These are just some of the questions that David Lewis (Gallagher) faces two years after the tragic death of his wife Gillian (Pfeiffer) during the annual Nantucket Island Labor Day celebration of her birthday. Directed by Michael Pressman (Some Kind of Hero, television's Picket Fences) and based on David E..."
"...It may seem a switch for the Freaks and Geeks creator who made his cinematic reputation with bawdy female-fronted comedies like Bridesmaids, but the clues are in the logo card for his production company, Feigco Entertainment: A woman in a stylish 1950s dress and white evening gloves, with oh-so-sharp garden shears behind her back. It’s the sense of something wicked afoot behind the white picket fences of suburbia, and it’s up to single mom turned amateur sleuth Stephanie Smothers (Kendrick) to get to the bottom of it all – that is, unless her own filthy secrets drag her down first...."
"...Arrogant though troubled Grandmaster Sanderson (Lambert) is the fulcrum of the story as he becomes both the murderer's sole contact and the police's prime suspect. Skerritt seemingly wanders in from his stint as small-town police chief on TV's Picket Fences to play (guess what!) a small-town police chief..."
"...Montecore deals in the sparkling tropes of contemporary fiction but very successfully grounds them in old-fashioned familial anguish. With style to spare and a keen take on the political turmoil of a region recently thrown into high-media focus, Montecore shows a young novelist swinging for the fences and hitting hard..."
"...165, the gently undulating country road beloved by area cyclists that's lined with acres of fenced pasture. Regular fences usually hold cattle, horses, sheep, or goats..."
"...AC: It feels like you really swung for the fences in the casting...."
"...It troubles me that we (she) might have been alienating people over the years, and even though I know my partner might not care, I do. So, how do I go about mending fences with people who have written us off because of her behavior? And how do I get her to see that being more diplomatic might mean that we're happier in the long run?..."
"...I want to build an 8-foot fence to have more privacy from my neighbors. I talked to my neighbor about it, and he told me that the city of Austin doesn't allow fences higher than 6 feet..."
"...Dear Chron, Please spare me the crybaby stories about the goddamn pit bull owners whose goddamn pit bulls escape through holes in their fences and are shot by cops while they’re attacking other dogs [“Dead Dogs Don't Lie,” News, July 4]. Hooray for the cops who shot these goddamn dogs and may their aim be as good in the future..."
"...The third inaccuracy presented by Ms. Moser in the Sumner article was that Sumner Erickson "tried" to mend fences with us..."
"... The third inaccuracy presented by Ms. Moser in the Sumner article was that Sumner Erickson "tried" to mend fences with us..."
"...Like most new subdivisions, the homes in Circle C are surrounded by tall privacy fences that allow each resident to craft a backyard utopia. For some, that means a St..."
"...Driving just about anywhere in the Hill Country these days, you can hardly help but notice the fences. Not the old barbed wire ones, but the tall ones, often adorned with a ranch sign that includes the word "Exotics." (I always find myself peering into the brush behind those fences, hoping to catch a glimpse, of what I'm not sure.) And if you've eaten out much in the past few years, particularly in white-tablecloth restaurants, it's likely you've observed an increasing number of game dishes on menus..."
"...Along Bowman Drive in Round Rock the fences get tagged, cleaned, re-tagged, and re-cleaned at a clip that wouldn't be shocking except that this is so obviously a suburb. photograph by JOHN ANDERSON "[Suburbia] is going to waste its land, despoil the very qualities that attract so many families to it, and turn it into a slum, miscellaneously peppered with houses, hot-dog stands, and factories......"