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  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★½

    We all suffer and grieve in our own way. There is no correct way, and sometimes the grief we see in others is so strong that we feel overpowered.

    That is Lee, his grief drives his life and it drives others away. They can't understand him, or the person he has chosen to become. He's allowed his grief and suffering to take his life over in a way that is hard to digest.

    Powerfully acted and simply shot, Manchester by the Sea hurts to watch, but that's grief sometimes.

  • Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams

    ★★★½

    Baseball is the best.

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  • The House of the Devil

    The House of the Devil

    ★★★★★

    The build and the denial is still remarkable. Ti West knows what the audience wants, and he continually builds to what they want but refuses to give it to them. Then when he finally does the release is intense. Splendidly crafted, acted, filmed, just all the stars.

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    Chillingly distant, yet resonantly warm, the paradox of the duality of humanity on display for all to see. Full review can be found at Bill's Movie Emporium.