If we were to compare Scorcese's career to Wayne Gretzky's, this movie would be one of his 80 point seasons at the end of his career. Not great, not enough for the Hart Trophy, but still an enviable task greater than most other people could ever achieve in their careers.
2- Patriot's Day
I thought this was a very well done movie that actually taught me a lot about how the whole terrorist attack went down and a lot of what I had never known. I'm sick of the whole Boston themed movie, overplayed accents and stuff, but the movie was generally well-done and another shining example of just how difficult of a job our policemen perform.
People who are jealous of the attention our policemen and military servicemen get are just ignorant. The levels of suicide and PTSD in these professions is ridiculous and their work is absolutely a necessary function of society.
Manchester by the Sea
Great movie. IMO, a top 3 movie from last year for sure. Casey Affleck is amazing in this. The story moves at a very slow pace. I recall in the In the Bedroom being similar (another great movie, IMO) and this movie has a similar beat. The movie is really about how people are forced to cope with tragedy and the unfortunate circumstances that they are provided. There were scenes where I was genuinely afraid that Affleck's character would flip out on the bereaved boy, but then started to relax once I realized this movie wasn't taking place in the "melodrama" universe, but is an actual examination of our complex interactions in stressful environments and circumstances. Sad movie for sure, but also not without a sense of humour to leaven the mood.
LA LA Land
I tried watching this on the plane. I watched 10 minutes and I turned it off. I'm just not a fan of musicals. To each their own. It's about the only type of movie I cannot watch.