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Manchester By the Sea Said to Have Inspired Murder  Manchester By the Sea Said to Have Inspired Murder 

A couple accused of murdering their disabled adopted son are said to have been inspired by a major plot point in Kenneth Lonergan’s Oscar-winning Manchester by the Sea in their ensuing attempt at covering it up, according to their case’s prosecutor.

A Chat With Lesley Barber, the Composer of 2016's Best Film Score (and Why it Won't Win an Oscar) A Chat With Lesley Barber, the Composer of 2016's Best Film Score (and Why it Won't Win an Oscar)

Of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture, I preferred the aching beauty of Moonlight and the bleak intensity of Hell or High Water to the arduous story of a grieving family in Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By the Sea. But its score, which I’d argue adds more emotional weight to the film than any of its many lauded…

The Year in Overrated Pop Culture The Year in Overrated Pop Culture

“A MASTERPIECE” reads the poster of Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea in a font larger than the title. It’s a font so large that the blur of motion doesn’t render it illegible—it’s in, I think, every subway station along New York’s L line, which means I’m confronted at least a few times on most days with “A…

There's No Reason to See Manchester By the Sea There's No Reason to See Manchester By the Sea

To put it succinctly, Kenneth Lonergan’s new film Manchester By the Sea is mostly worthless. It’s a very pretty movie filled with tragedy and pathos that follows two central characters who undergo so little change throughout the course of its bleak two hours and 17 minutes that it’s unclear why their story was made…

The DuVernay Test: Are Minorities in a Movie More Than Scenery for White People?  The DuVernay Test: Are Minorities in a Movie More Than Scenery for White People? 

The Bechdel test, as you know, asks whether female characters in a film speak to each other about things other than men; the DuVernay test, newly minted by the New York Times, asks how many times minorities speak about things other than white people. You know, like people of color actually do!

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