Friday, December 30, 2016

2. Manchester By The Sea

A film by Kenneth Lonergan. Is the story of a depressed handyman is forced to face the tragedy in his past after his brother dies and leaves him the sole guardian of his nephew.  Manchester by the Sea is a study of family dysfunction and the worse loss imaginable, Casey Affleck’s withdrawn lead proves he can be one of the best actors of his generation.  His abrupt reposts clearly signpost that this is someone clearly scarred for life. There’s an exchange with Williams in the final act that never moves past the initial stages because Lee can’t manage much more than grunts. 

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