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'Fences': A heartfelt home run


Last updated 2/16/2017 at Noon

Another film closing out 2016 was "Fences", an extremely creative, edgy and multi layered family drama – filled with a heavenly performance by Viola Davis, as well as her supporting cast (Denzel Washington, his sons and close friend).

With somewhat overly simple cinematography (as the film mimicked the Broadway play), this film went round after round tackling many angles of human nature – its frailty, flaws, hopes and dreams (some elusive).

Focused on raising a family in a "blue collar" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania setting – including two boys – early on, Washington and Davis render a...

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