Manchester by the Sea ★★★★★

Manchester By The Sea may just be the most emotionally wrenching experience I've had in a theatre this year. Kenneth Lonergan's film paints an honest portrait of grief with fully realized characters brought to life by pitch-perfect performances. Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams give the two best performances I've seen this year, with their quiet and powerful work making them easy Oscar frontrunners. Walloping in its' power yet filled with great humor, Manchester By The Sea is among the elite films in 2016 that I could consider a masterpiece.

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