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

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

Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) 2015

The comedies the Academy picked this year aren’t quite what I chose for my top ones (in fact, spoiler alert, neither of them broke my top 25).  Here’s what did! My nominees are: Best Picture, Comedy/Musical The Diary of a Teenage… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon written by: Jesse Andrews starring: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Jay Bernthal 3.5 out of 4 stars It is the rare movie that can rise… Continue Reading

Adapting Your Story: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews 2 out of 5 stars     Teen/YA lit adaptations can vary wildly, and I’ve experienced most of them in the last few years.  Barnes & Noble forcibly introduced me… Continue Reading