i saw a film today, oh boy
Man stops being a man and starts being nothing at all - powerful, pure nothing. The fact that he can still kind of interact with electronic kitchen appliances is a miracle. Walker is a hammer in a world of nails and perfume bottles. Also he absolutely SLAMS one guy in the nards - again, he is no longer a man.
Bonus fact: a few months before this film was shot, the wonderful location used for Brewster’s house was host to…
I’ve struggled to find the right words for this review. Perhaps that’s ironically appropriate. I’ll try to be succinct, and focus on the key elements.
There’s a simple shot at the end of Manchester by the Sea that, to me, best personifies what I think makes this film work so well. Lee (Casey Affleck) and Patrick (Lucas Hedges) trudge up a hill road, wearing their funeral clothes. They bounce a ball back and forth between each other, the ball sometimes bouncing…