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Manchester By The Sea

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Whilst in no way a bad actor, Casey Affleck always seemed to be somewhat in the shadow of his older brother Ben.  With the release of… 668 more words

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Review: Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Director Kenneth Lonergan is the king of slice-of-life films. His debut film, You Can Count on Me, was a great little film focusing on a relationship between two siblings during difficult times in their lives. 301 more words


MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and the Profound Sadness

Given the award show related hype surrounding MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, I made it a priority to see it as soon as possible. What I found was a movie about profound sadness and not much else. 703 more words


Manchester By The Sea

There are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It’s never easy recovering from grief whether it involves loss of a loved one or dealing with the now inescapable fact that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. 1,146 more words

Manchester By The Sea

Starring: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, CJ Wilson, Michelle Williams, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Broderick, Stephen Henderson, Tate Donovan
Directed By: Kenneth Lonergan
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Movie Review

‘Manchester by the Sea’

Grade: A

Kenneth Lonergan’s moving, observant third feature finds truth and humor in the grieving process.

The key to understanding the unusual tone of “Manchester by the Sea” – and the general approach of writer-director Kenneth Lonergan – comes in a scene that sits somewhere near the middle of the film’s 137-minute run time. 841 more words


No surprise on the Thirteenth Floor

Not good, not bad either really. A 1990s sci-fi movie which is exploiting a theme that could still be represented today.

I watched the Thirteenth Floor with no expectations and I was not in the mindset to want to meditate on hidden clues to figure out the end and solve the mystery by myself. 505 more words