To all the readers of Solzy at the Movies and those who follow my work on Cultured Vultures and The Young Folks, have a Happy Thanksgiving!
It’s been a very busy few months and the next few weeks will be just as busy as I put together my year-end top ten and awards but it’s worth it. Your support of my work means so much to me and I truly appreciate it.
On this Thanksgiving, I’m so thankful to be a part of a welcoming and accepting film critics community here in Chicago as well as the national groups in which I’m a member of as well. While it’s always great to walk into the screening room or movie theater, I know I’m not just there for the chit-chat. Every time I walk into the screening room, I’m fully aware of some of the greats who have graced the presence in that room and what they mean to what I do in discussing films.
While it has only been six months since the launch of Solzy at the Movies, it has been a fun six months. I’ve gotten to know not only other film critics but some of this site’s readership as well. I look forward to the interaction with readers on Twitter daily.
I’m currently amid screener season and going through films as quickly as possible so that I ensure that I am able to do my job in voting. As a reminder: if a film gets a limited release in the US in 2017–even if it’s a one week release–but doesn’t get screened locally until after the voting deadline, it’s not going to get considered for voting either this year or next. Many films have lost out on the Solzy Awards for this reason.
Things on the 2018 agenda include coverage of the Sundance Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, and the SXSW Film Festival. I would like to make it to one of the larger fall film festivals, too, but that remains to be seen. I would like to make several more radio appearances over the course of 2018.