The Oscar nominations are upon us, and Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By the Sea is looking like a strong contender. And I swear, it’s pure coincidence that this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie celebrates Lonergan’s previous film, Margaret — with inevitable digressions into the films before and after it.
That’s just the luck of the draw: My guest, journalist and actor Naomi Skwarna, picked the movie back in December, and it just so happens that her movie Dim the Fluorescents is playing at Slamdance this very night.
I would maybe feel less awkward about this if the episode wasn’t, you know, really good. Which it absolutely is. Hopefully you’ll have seen at least one version of Margaret before listening, but if not the movie is out there — on disc, and on various streaming services — waiting to be discovered.