Manchester By The Sea (Lonergan, 2016)


Well structured and novelistic, a Dostoevskien tragedy conveying self-isolation and effacement in face of of a life disarmingly out of harmony, where thoughts and actions misalign and communication barriers forge rifts between self and others. Deftly handled and extraordinarily sensitive to the inner struggle of not only its primary protagonist but those around him as well. With glorious landscape imagery, finely tuned push-ins and pull-outs during emotive scenes, and an indelible though perhaps assuming operatic-orchestral score.

92/100 – Amazing.

5 Stars


About Kamran Ahmed

I have a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. I work as a freelance writer and film critic in Vancouver. My writing is primarily distributed through Next Projection, an online film journal based in Toronto.
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