The presentation of the Academy Awards is the perfect time to reflect on what the best movies of the previous year really were. As opposed to scrambling out a top ten list that gets heavily influenced by all of the year-end Oscar bait, taking some time to consider, and even revisit favorites a few months… Continue reading Top Ten Films of 2016 – Reinventing Genre, Celebrating Cinema?
Writer/Director Kenneth Lonergan’s latest, the quiet family melodrama, ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ may be the most devastating film to receive awards attention this year. Buoyed by an incredible, understated performance by Casey Affleck, surrounded by a stellar supporting cast, and featuring a unique flashback structure, it’s impossible to argue its’ artistic merit. From an entertainment… Continue reading ‘Manchester by the Sea’ – A Masterful Meditation on Grief, An Exercise in Pain?