Writer-director A.M. Lukas joined Solzy at the Movies to discuss her short film, One Cambodian Family Please for My Pleasure, screening during Sundance. Congrats on One Cambodian Family Please for My Pleasure getting selected for Sundance. How thrilled are you to screen the film at Sundance? A.M. Lukas: I’m beyond thrilled to screen the film at Sundance. I’ve been rejected by Sundance many times. This is much better than that was. While this film is…"Sundance 2019: A.M. Lukas Talks One Cambodian Family, Refinery29"
The Kid Who Would Be King is able to get the legend of King Arthur back on track following a disastrous showing on the big screen in 2017. Alexander Elliott (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) is the typical student attending Dungate Academy. He hangs out with his best friend, Bedders (Dean Chaumoo), and defends him from school bullies Lance (Tom Taylor) and Kaye (Rhianna Dorris). Lance is king around this joint and he’s not changing for anyone. …"The Kid Who Would Be King is Fun, Adventurous"
The 91st Oscars nominations were announced this morning with plenty of snubs and surprises as we get closer to next month’s ceremony. Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards Performance by an actor in a leading role Christian Bale in “Vice” Bradley Cooper in “A Star Is Born” Willem Dafoe in “At Eternity’s Gate” Rami Malek in “Bohemian Rhapsody” Viggo Mortensen in “Green Book” Performance by an actor in a supporting role Mahershala Ali in “Green Book” Adam Driver in “BlacKkKlansman” Sam Elliott in…"Oscars Nominations 2019: The Nominees"
Among the early snubs for this year’s Oscars nominations are La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz. This nomination comes as First Man is now available to bring home on home media. Also missing from Best Original Score is Marco Beltrami for his score in A Quiet Place. Given the lack of sound in the film, the score is among the most important aspects. With regards to Best Editing, Tom Cross misses out on a nomination…"2019 Oscars Nominations: The Snubs"
Telling the story of Neil Armstrong and the mission to the moon, First Man is an intense ride and an IMAX screen should be considered required viewing. Saying that this film is an underappreciated masterpiece would not be an understatement. Starring as astronaut Neil Armstrong, veteran actor Ryan Gosling captures the very essence of his persona. Armstrong lived with a public profile but he was very much a private person. He saw this as just…"First Man: Now Available on 4K/Blu-ray/DVD"
The Hate U Give offers an art-imitates-life narrative of a situation that’s all too familiar in minority neighborhoods frequented by white police officers. In a perfect world, this film would be in the Oscar conversation. As the film starts, former gangster Maverick Carter (Russell Hornsby) is giving his kids the all-important talk about what to do when they see police officers. His kids are young for the talk but this has grave importance in their…"The Hate U Give: Now On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD"
With the 2019 Sundance Film Festival starting up on Thursday night, here are a few of the films that I am excited to see at the Park City film festival. Late Night I’ve had a love of comedy since as long as I can remember. I moved to Chicago for improv/sketch comedy before somehow becoming a film critic. Late Night is hands-down one of my most anticipated films since the lineup was first announced in…"Sundance 2019: My Most Anticipated Films"
The 30th annual Producers Guild Awards are being presented by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) this evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. I’m going to keep updating this page throughout the night. While the ceremony takes place on the west coast, The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures isn’t typically announced until after midnight on the east coast. Previously announced honors going into tonight’s ceremony include: Milestone…"2019 Producers Guild Awards Winners"
Writer-director Carlen May-Mann spoke with Solzy at the Movies ahead of her new short film, The Rat, premiering during the Sundance Film Festival. Congrats on the world premiere of The Rat during Sundance! How excited are you to bring your short film to the mountain? Carlen May-Mann: I’m beyond excited to be bringing THE RAT to Sundance! I think I’ve finally stopped waking up every morning convinced that it was all a dream — it…"Sundance 2019: Carlen May-Mann talks The Rat"
Led by an impressive cast, All These Small Moments is a coming-of-age story that marks the directorial debut of Melissa Miller Costanzo. Howie Sheffield (Brendan Meyer) doesn’t have the best family life at the moment. His parents, Tom (Brian d’Arcy James) and Carla (Molly Ringwald), are either headed towards a separation or divorce if they can’t get it together. The fighting is so bad that Tom has been relegated to sleeping on the couch. As…"All These Small Moments: A Coming-Of-Age Story"