Review: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Grief, in Manchester By The Sea, surrounds us. It is a film about loss. It is about wounds that cannot be healed. It is about the bonds between men, about the tensions of family obligation and an unflinching America that continues steady in the face of disaster. This may sound like an interminable slog, but […]

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Review: LA LA LAND

Watching the latest Awards contenders in January, as their hype reaches its tipping point, is always a struggle. Taking the film on its own terms instead of as part of a narrative about #Oscarsowhite or it being someone’s year becomes even harder when the film in question is itself about the dream factory of Hollywood. […]

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