Manchester by the Sea ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A moving and beautifully observed exploration of the aftermath of how a stupid mistake can turn lives inside out. Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is a janitor working in an apartment block in Quincey, Massachusetts.  When Lee hears that his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) is in hospital, he heads back to his hometown of Manchester by …

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Hacksaw Ridge⭐⭐⭐½

It all started so unpromisingly. Corny, predictable love story with adult actors playing much younger. Strange (but authentic) Southern accents coming out of recognizable British and Australian actors. Bible bashing. Mel Gibson (directing)! However, as the film switches briefly into a legal drama before the full on war extravaganza, it becomes a totally different beast. …

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