'Manchester by the Sea': A Film of Trauma Without Redemption

Here is a film that is free of formulas and rife with true, reliable emotional openness. One of the year’s best pictures, not least thanks to a remarkable performance by Casey Affleck.

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American cinema is usually out to teach us that traumas can be healed, that they even sometimes steel us. Not so “Manchester by the Sea,” the third feature by the American screenwriter and director Kenneth...