Manchester By The Sea and political correctness

Film Title

Manchester By The Sea

Synopsis

An amazing performance is shadowed by off the set accusations

Director

Kenneth Lonergan

Cast

Casey Affleck
Ben O'Brien
Kyle Chandler
Michelle Williams
Lucas Hedges
C. J. Wilson
Stephen Henderson

Manchester by the Sea and political correctness This post is fundamentally based on two separate topics (and note the insistence of separation here, something we’ll come back to in a bit). First off, it’s a brief review of Kenneth Lonergan’s Oscar-winning 2016 release Manchester by the Sea. Secondly, it makes a clumsy but just-about-acceptable segue […]

Is Stephen King good or Isn’t He?

A necessary word of caution for anybody expecting even a few words flirting with the warm, comfortable familiarity of the “Is Stephen King good or Isn’t He” diametric war of attrition. Typically, to the utter despair of anybody unfortunate enough to be close enough to listen, I’m happy – delighted even – to hold forth […]

Finding Dory

Film Title

Finding Dory

Synopsis

Another finding a fish story from Disney Pixar

Director

Andrew Stanton

Cast

Ellen DeGeneres
Albert Brooks
Ed O'Neil
Kaitlin Olson
Hayden Rolence
Dianne Keaton

There’s this scene in my head when the board and executives at Disney Pixar meet to discuss the success of Finding Nemo and the possibility of a sequel. It goes something like this: An executive enters the boardroom. Senior, benevolent shareholders are sitting around the table drinking freshly squeezed juices and exchanging kindly grins with […]