Conor Bateman
February 3, 2017 — By Conor Bateman

Manchester By The Sea

A review of Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature film for 4:3.

Review: Manchester By The Sea

Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature film and first in a half-decade, is not about Joe Chandler’s death, nor his palpable absence in the seaside New England community. It instead chronicles a detachment from the immediacies of grief; an uncle and nephew, bound together forcefully by circumstance and inextricably by blood, who grapple with future and past by almost always speaking around one another.