Manchester By The Sea
Casey Affleck stars as Lee, who is left as the sole guardian of his spirited nephew, Patrick (Lucas Hedges) after the death of this older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler). When he reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, he is forced to deal with a painful past and an uncertain future, as he and his nephew struggle to adjust to a world without his brother. Deeply emotional and beautifully nuanced, this is a solid drama which is also utterly breathtaking. Lonergan's sensitivity and precision in screenwriting and direction, along with incredible performances from the cast, create a soaring tale of redemption which will stick in the mind.