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

#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

The Handmaiden (2016): Viewed and Reviewed

The Handmaiden (2016) dir. Chan-wook Park written by: Seo-Kyung Chung, Chan-wook Park starring: Kim Tae-ri, Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha       4 out of 4 stars Some movies can floor you with their no holds originality and frank delivery, even when piled on… Continue Reading