Casey Affleck

‘Manchester by the Sea’ and the Nature of Guilt

[This essay discusses plot points of Manchester by the Sea in full.] As the credits began to roll at the end of ...

Dear Interstellar,

What are you, really? Sure it’s easy to lose oneself in the trappings of the sci-fi stage upon which you play out ...

Dear Out of the Furnace,

A film that colors outside the lines of its own design is never going to be everyone’s favorite. Somewhere between ...

Dear Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,

There is a very rare and specific kind of cinematic alchemy, one which takes the sciences of cinematography, editing, ...