FILM REVIEW: Manchester by the Sea
Lovely but oh, so sad. It took courage to make this film
It took courage to make this film. Some years ago director Kenneth Lonergan was hailed as a new master; then followed artistic silence for too long. Now, with Casey Affleck’s best actor Golden Globe, and the buzzy nominations and celebrities, the original judgment could prove prophetic. Lee Chandler (Affleck), is a Boston janitor with zero life. He’s an inner outcast and, though intelligent, is crushed by a dreadful event he cannot “get past”.