Manchester by the Sea – Dir. Kenneth Lonergan

Manchester by the Sea – Dir. Kenneth Lonergan

[pix_dropcap]B[/pix_dropcap]lown up fantasy movies bore me. Action packed, testosterone driven destructive full features make me cringe. I find most comedies out there cruel, but small almost uneventful insights into the human painful experience fascinate me. I watched Manchester by the Sea at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham, a quaint, 90 year old theatre and arts centre surrounded by taller and shinier efforts. The cinema is almost empty, the screen tiny by comparison to the modern multiplexes drowned in highly sugary drinks and suffocated by mountains of crunchy sugary popcorn but definitely more apt to the story unfolding for our prying eyes. I did feel like prying on the characters on screen, their uttermost personal drama laid bare for us. A story of immense, unspoken grief in a community living in sub polar conditions in Massachusetts. It is moving, heart-breaking, funny at times, but most importantly it feels totally real. Death sealed by snow, a teenage boy left fatherless and his...
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