Outstanding Direction and Writing of 2017

This was a strong year filled with amazing films.  The directing and writing were certainly difficult to narrow down, but I’ve done it.  Below are the directors and writers I loved this year. My nominees are: Best Director  BPM (Beats… Continue Reading

Outstanding Acting of 2017

There have been some exceptional performances well worth recognizing for their character, nuance and heart. My nominees are: The Leading Gentlemen Best Actor in a Leading Role Nahuel Pérez Biscayart – BPM (Beats Per Minute) (“Sean Dalmazo”) Emotional heft is… Continue Reading

The Tech of 2017

Let’s begin the year from the background to the foreground.  This year in film has been sometimes gorgeous, sometimes heartbreaking, and ever so intriguing.  After last year’s take overs by La La Land, Arrival, Jackie, and The Handmaiden, this year should greet us… Continue Reading

Top 25 of 2015

2015 was one hell of a year: So many good movies, so many good life moves, over 52000 words written, 53 twitter followers (@OutToTheMovies), and 3 legitimate comments!  I’ve loved getting to write all my billions of movie related thoughts that… Continue Reading

The Techs of 2015

This final post will cover the rest of my categories: Visuals and Aurals.  Always my favorite part of a movie, these can really make a movie for me.  This year’s selections come from many of the same movies, but when… Continue Reading

Comedy and Musical: The Actors 2015

I’m realizing quickly that my favorite comedies aren’t always what one would find hilarious.  Last year was topped by old age, abortion, suicide, Wes Anderson, and Birdman.  This year, a little on the lighter side, has some fine performances from a wide… Continue Reading

Dramatic Acting Honors 2015

This was a very difficult list to narrow down.  Some of the longlists numbered three times the five I allow.  Let’s see what I chose. My nominees are: The Gentlemen Best Actor in a Leading Role, Drama  Abraham Attah – Beast of… Continue Reading

Comedy and Musical: Directing & Writing 2015

Let us find my picks for the writers and directors of the comedies for this year. My nominees are: Best Director, Comedy and Musical     The Diary of a Teenage Girl dir. Marielle Heller  Grandma dir. Paul Weitz Inside Out dir. Pete… Continue Reading