Tag: Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea: Affleck shines in family drama

​Convincing someone that watching a two-hour long family drama about melancholy and loss is a worth-while cinematic experience can be quite the feat. But writer/director Kenneth Lonergan’s rural Massachusetts tale turned Oscar contender “Manchester By The Sea” is well worth the effort. The film follows Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a 40-something Boston janitor forced back to his childhood home in Manchester to take care … Read More Manchester By The Sea: Affleck shines in family drama

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Oscar Nominations Reaction: La La Land and then everything else

​So did “La La Land” get nominated for anything?  I’m sure I didn’t hear their name called more than 14 times early this morning, tying a record for most nominations in Academy Awards history. It’s a City of Stars and we’re all just living in it. If you haven’t already seen “La La Land,” you’re going to want to go and watch Damien Chazelle’s … Read More Oscar Nominations Reaction: La La Land and then everything else

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Academy Award Nominations: How they should go

Offered without commentary, here’s how tomorrow’s Academy Award nominations should go (in alphabetical order): Best Picture 1. Arrival 2. Fences 3. Hell or High Water  4. La La Land  5. Lion 6. Manchester By The Sea  7. Moonlight 8. Nocturnal Animals  9. Silence Best Actor 1. Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea  2. Andrew Garfield – Silence 3. Ryan Gosling – La La … Read More Academy Award Nominations: How they should go

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2016: A Cinematic Year In Review

It’s been a tough year. Just saying the word “2016” induces cringes from a vast majority of people, offering up painful thoughts of a highly divisive political campaign that may or may not have gone your way to general malaise about the state of the world to the seemingly endless rash of celebrity deaths that robbed us of talent far too soon. In the … Read More 2016: A Cinematic Year In Review