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Manchester by the Sea Directed by Kenneth Lonergan Opens November 18 Sullen or kid-like or both, Casey Affleck has rarely seemed like a robust figure to build a movie around, more often puppyishly indicating a person who’s not filling out his shoes rather than fitting the bill. But filmmaker-playwright Kenneth Lonergan, in only three strange films, has been attracted to actors able to thrive in an awkward phase, whether it’s Mark Ruffalo and his permanently protesting drawl...
In its current and most recognizable iteration, that affiliated with Robert Redford, the Sundance Film Festival dates back to 1991, which means that many filmmakers who presented their earliest works at the festival are now cohabiting with a newer generation they’ve likely influenced. Included in that year’s lineup were novices Todd Haynes and Richard Linklater, alongside Barbara Kopple, who had already won an Oscar for Harlan County, USA, and canonical documentarians the Maysles....
Remember Hurricane Sandy? Sure, you do. It was pretty bad. But just in case you've forgotten its horrible legacy, a projected multi-year shut down of L train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn is here to remind you. That's right: Regular riders of the L train need to prepare for the possibility that very soon, the MTA will be making extensive repairs to the Canarsie Tube—which handles all L trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan—which sustained major saltwater...

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