It’s a dancing elephant of a movie. It has a few decent moves, but you’d never call it light on its feet.
"Manchester By the Sea," the story of a Massachusetts family dealing with grief, is nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Director for Kenneth Lonergan, as well as a trifecta of acting nominations—Michelle Williams for Best Supporting Actress, the excellent Lucas Hedges for Best Supporting Actor and the odds-on favorite for Best Actor, Casey Affleck.
Film journalist Katherine Tulich sat down with Affleck and Lonergan to discuss preparation, the nuance of performances and the reason why this is such an important story to tell.
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