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

20th Century Women (2016): Movie Review

20th Century Women (2016) dir. Mike Mills written by: Mike Mills starring: Annette Bening, Lucas Jade Zumann, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup   A mother involved in her son’s life can be a challenging situation, even without two generations of separation.  In… Continue Reading

Jackie (2016): Movie Review

Jackie (2016) dir. Pablo Larraín written by: Noah Oppenheim starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt   3.5 out of 4 stars In the days following her husband’s assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy was assuredly the most considered individual in the nation’s… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Mistress America (2015)

Mistress America (2015) dir. Noah Baumbach written by: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig starring: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Matthew Shear, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Michael Chernus, Heather Lind, Cindy Cheung 2.75  out of 4 stars Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have a chemistry all their own.  Reteaming after the… Continue Reading