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Manchester by the Sea (Lionsgate, $30)
Win or lose on Oscar night, Kenneth Lonergan’s masterful study of grief is “not to be missed,” said the Phoenix Arizona Republic. Casey Affleck “couldn’t be better” as a broken man forced to confront the cause of his pain when he’s called on to become the guardian of his teenage nephew.
Arrival (Paramount, $30)
Last year’s best sci-fi drama “single-handedly makes up for every bad alienscoming-to-Earth film you’ve ever seen,” said USA Today. Amy Adams, in one of the best performances of her career, plays a linguist recruited by the U.S. military to communicate with mysterious outsiders
Moonlight (Lionsgate, $15)
Barry Jenkins’ film should be this year’s Oscar winner, said the Los Angeles Times. A triptych portrait, it follows its protagonist from a hard Miami youth to adulthood as a gay black man. Moonlight “grants him nothing but the full measure of his humanity; miraculously, that’s enough.” (Feb. 28) ■