Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

Movie: Manchester by the Sea

A nuanced and bleak view of masculinity.  Lee Chandler left Manchester By the Sea many years earlier to work as a janitor in Quincy, Massachusetts.  He lives alone and he is a coiled-up ball of trauma, grief and aggression.  When his brother dies unexpectedly, he is called upon to move back to Manchester to act as guardian to his nephew.  He is resentful, grudging and gruff, and as the film goes on we learn why. I felt rather depressed by the whole thing

And it’s only on for about another five minutes.

My rating: 7.5 / 10

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