The Oscars 2018 ceremony is shaping up to be an explosively awkward affair, and could make for an interesting night for many different reasons.
Judging by the clip above, exclusive to Yahoo Movies, Lee (Casey Affleck) and Randi (Michelle Williams) are your average blue-collar married couple. She gives him grief for too much boozing on his daytime boat trip, he gets frustrated when she passes up her beer-bellied husband’s attempt at luring her into bed.
The Oscar-nominated filmmaker and playwright Kenneth Lonergan has developed over the past two decades a reputation as a bit of a quiet genius who prefers to let his work do the talking. Lonergan was visibly relieved by the quick and lucrative resolution this time, but in speaking with Yahoo Movies, he hadn’t yet processed the technological or business implications of selling to a big streaming platform.
After the messy, half decade-long battle over the final cut of his previous film, 2011’s Margaret, it’s a relief to declare that Manchester by the Sea is pure Kenneth Lonergan. Many of Lonergan’s trademarks are on display in Manchester, a nuanced and gorgeously downbeat family dramedy that made its debut (and earned several standing ovations) at Sundance on Saturday. Both of Lonergan’s previous films began with a sudden death, and Manchester follows in that tradition.
Hard-nosed police Sergeant Jeffrey Allen (Woody Harrelson) has to negotiate a modern-day Atlanta overrun by crooked officers and Russian mobsters, as seen in the first trailer for John Hillcoat’s forthcoming heist thriller Triple 9.