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Review - Manchester by the Sea

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Manchester by the Sea (2016), R, 137 minutes - When the Academy Awards nominations were announced last week, I found myself in an odd position: I had not yet seen a single nominee from a major category.  I suppose that I shouldn't have been surprised considering the lack of time I have had for movies over the last few months.  This year's nomination announcement jolted me out of the post-holiday lull I had fallen into and the first film I had the opportunity to check out was Manchester by the Sea.

Going in, I didn't know much about this film.  I knew that had been nominated for a number of Academy Awards, that it starred Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, and that it was based in Massachusetts, that's about it.  What I discovered was a very emotional look at a man who returns home after his brother's death to oversee arrangements, only to find himself caught in an emotional tug of war between his own personal demons and what is best for his nephew's future.

Happy New Year! And Things to Come...

Happy New Year everyone!  I would like to apologize again for the lack of content around here over the back half of 2016.  The good news is that in between the dropping of my part time job and the hub-bub of the busy holiday season, I've been quietly working on a couple of things that will hopefully get content updates back on track around here.  Now that the calendar has turned to 2017, I thought it was a good time to touch base and let everyone know that some new, hopefully fun stuff will be on the way.  I'm not quite sure on the timeline yet, but keep an eye here, on facebook, google+, or twitter for future updates.

I'd also like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to you all for your continued interest and support of my hobby and my little corner of the interwebs!

- Tim (your Nerd in the 'Noke)