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DVD/Stream of the Week: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA – disabled by grief, can he step up to responsibility?

The powerfully affecting drama Manchester by the Sea centers on the New England janitor Lee (Casey Affleck), who must take over care of his dead brother’s teenage son Patrick (Lucas Hedges). The searing performance by Affleck and the masterful story-telling … Continue reading

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A plea from The Movie Gourmet for Critics’ Awards and the Oscars

I’m always worried that the work of deserving filmmakers will get overlooked by the Academy Awards. It’s time for the critic’s awards, which can prompt Oscar nominations. And I have some opinions about some nuggets that should be recognized. BEST … Continue reading

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA: disabled by grief, can he step up to responsibility?

The powerfully affecting drama Manchester by the Sea centers on the New England janitor Lee (Casey Affleck), who must take over care of his dead brother’s teenage son Patrick (Lucas Hedges). The searing performance by Affleck and the masterful story-telling … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

The skeleton of the story in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is simple – a Texas prison escapee goes looking for his wife and kid. But that capsule understates the totality of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, an atmospheric romantic drama that … Continue reading

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints: absorbing and unforgettable

The skeleton of the story in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is simple – a Texas prison escapee goes looking for his wife and kid.  But that capsule understates the totality of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, an atmospheric romantic drama that … Continue reading

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