Let me start by saying, by god, is Casey Affleck a beautiful man.
I find myself, like many today, lamenting the lack of nuance and kitchen sink realism in modern American cinema, however Manchester by the Sea provides a perfect blueprint for any potential followers.
Lonergan delivers an emotional, understated and slow-burning drama that, enviously so, manages to incorporate funny, funny moments in to what is otherwise, a film of definitely not funny, funny moments. I had to hold myself back from crying next to my parents.
To me, Manchester by the Sea speaks of masculinity, the way that men process emotions and how men deal with struggles. It's sort of like It's a Wonderful Life. A film tutor of…