MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (M)
NETFLIX, FOXTEL NOW
A superbly written and acted American drama about grief. Lee (Casey Affleck, a Best Actor Oscar winner for this) is a handyman by trade, and a loner by choice. Something sad has happened to Lee in the past. Something that has widened and heightened his solitary nature. Now his older brother has died and Lee must reluctantly begin the process of settling his sibling’s affairs. There is just one item that cannot be scratched off Lee’s to-do list: the immediate welfare of his teenage nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). This inspired, funny and emotionally authentic production extracts so many perfect moments from one man’s imperfect mourning process. Co-stars Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler.