Dramatic Acting Honors 2016

This had some items trimmed that cut a bit deep.  Breathe Chris, breathe. My nominees are: The Gentlemen Best Actor in a Leading Role, Drama  Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea (“Lee Chandler”) Yes, Casey Affleck is pretty repugnant, and likely… Continue Reading

Drama: Directing & Writing 2016

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, Drama    American… Continue Reading

Silence (2016): Movie Review

Silence (2016) dir. Martin Scorsese written by: Martin Scorsese, Jay Cocks starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Issei Ogata, Liam Neeson, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Tadanobu Asano   3.75 out of 4 stars When Martin Scorsese tackles a project, he dives in head first, Thelma Schoonmaker clipping… Continue Reading

#OscarsLessWhite?

#OscarsSoWhite AN EXAMINATION #OscarsSoWhite was a trending topic for the past two winters, related to the pasty white, prestige film that has so often dominated the awards cycle.  In the last two years, there have been far too few (often… Continue Reading