New reviews of “Manchester by the Sea” and “Allied” from Reel Honest Reviews and Pamela Powell

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“MANCHESTER BY THE SEA”

Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Lucas Hedges star in the new Kenneth Lonergan masterpiece, “Manchester by the Sea.”  Lonergan creates a realistic story revolving around loss, love, and responsibility as Lee (Affleck) learns of the death of his brother and is now charged with the responsibility of caring for his nephew, Patrick (Hedges).  Nothing is as simple as it appears as Lee has obvious guilt and remorse for an incident that drove him away from his hometown.  The story is a beautiful,deep, and sometimes harsh look into emotions and relationships.

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“ALLIED”

Accomplished writer Steven Knight (“Locke” and “Pawn Sacrifice”) brings to the table his signature skills in tension and emotional depth with his newest film, “Allied,” starring Brad Pitt (Max Vatan) and Marion Cotillard (Marianne Beausejour). During World War II in 1942 Morocco, a set of spies pose as husband and wife on a covert mission to upend a faction of Nazi Germany. Their pretense of love becomes real, and the two create a life together. But, when a question of treason comes into play, so comes the question of true love. Robert Zemeckis directs this creation, bringing all the subtle nuances to life from the written pages. This film has it all — love, beauty, grit and high action.

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