The gloves come off in Bill Nye: Science Guy as the noted scientist takes on those who are more than just anti-science. Many of us grew up with knowing Bill Nye as “The Science Guy” but there’s a fierceness to the scientist that’s shown in this documentary. It’s not a fierceness in the typical sense of being angry but he’s not afraid to take the gloves off and face the science deniers like the most…"Bill Nye: Science Guy – The Gloves Come Off"
Stand-up comedian Gilbert Gottfried is the subject of Gilbert, a new documentary from director Neil Berkeley. Gottfried has been well-known in the comedy scene for quite some time and while his personality can put off some people, the comedian has found a way to re-invent himself to the surprise of many. Berkeley’s documentary provides for a view of the comedian that many of us aren’t used to seeing. None of us are used to seeing…"Gilbert: An Intimate View of Gilbert Gottfried"
Given the accusations against him, Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor has made the decision to quit his role in the Amazon series as Maura Pfefferman. The news of Tambor quitting the series comes following Transgender Awareness Week and one day before the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Tambor gave a statement to Deadline: “Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,” the Emmy winning actor told Deadline on Sunday.…"Transparent: Jeffrey Tambor Quits Series"
BPM (Beats Per Minute) is a touching and poignant drama that could just as easily play as a documentary. Directed by Robin Campillo from a screenplay co-written with Philippe Mangeot, the film stars Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, and Antoine Reinartz Set in Paris, a group of Act Up-Paris activists have decided to take the fight to the streets. Nathan (Valois) is new to the group and his worldview is soon affected by the radical…"BPM (Beats Per Minute) is Touching, Poignant"
Lisa Cordileone spoke with Solzy at the Movies on Thursday about the current crowdfunding campaign for Freelancers Anonymous. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Lisa Cordileone: Thank you! Great! Keeping good and busy. Freelancers Anonymous is turning to crowdfunding through Seed & Spark as a way of financing post-production. Before we discuss the campaign, what inspired you and co-writer Amy Dellagiarino come up with the screenplay? Lisa Cordileone: …"Lisa Cordileone talks Freelancers Anonymous"
Set in Switzerland in 1971, The Divine Order is a tale of female empowerment but it’s not without it’s faults. Petra Volpe writes and directs the feminist film, which Switzerland is submitting as their official selection for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s 1971 and women still don’t have the right to vote in Switzerland, one of the last remaining holdouts in the world. Nora Ruckstuhl (Marie Leuenberger) is a housewife who lives with her husband Hans…"The Divine Order: A Tale of Female Empowerment"
Requiem for a Running Back depicts the horrors that families and former NFL players go through as a result of concussions. To say that this documentary is the NFL’s nightmare would be an understatement. It’s a horror story come to life and what that hits even harder than the 2015 Bennet Omalu biopic, Concussion, starring Will Smith. Any parent thinking of letting their children play football will think twice after watching either of these films because of…"Requiem for a Running Back: CTE is a Family’s Nightmare"
Love in Moreno Valley is a well-directed film from Steven Huffaker about two tenth graders who turn to high school as way to escape from their lives at home. Directed by Huffaker from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jared Lively, the film stars Jack Seavor McDonald, Jaire Bowen, John Ennis, Suilma Rodriguez, Paul Tirado, Lili Soto, Brendon Small, Alem Sapp, and Chandler Murphy. Tenth graders James Watson (McDonald) and Abraham Willis (Bowen) don’t have the best…"Chicago Comedy Film Festival: Love in Moreno Valley"
For the Love of George reminds us that we should never give up on happiness. Directed by Maria Burton, the female-empowered comedy stars Nadia Jordan, Rex Lee, Kristen Johnston, Shaun Sipos, Petra Bryant, Ruth Connell, Marina Sirtis, Henry Hereford, with Rosanna Arquette, and Tate Donovan. Poppy Wakefield (Jordan) is obsessed with George Clooney and after catching her husband Stephen (Hereford) in the act of cheating, Poppy sets off for Los Angeles to meet the love…"Chicago Comedy Film Festival: For the Love of George"
Murder on the Orient Express makes for some great set pieces and period costumes but the whodunnit mystery doesn’t really need another adaptation. Director Kenneth Branagh, working from a screenplay written by Michael Green, has gathered an all-star cast but with so many suspects, there’s a major fight for screen time. A Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam walk up to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and despite the making of a classic joke, there’s…"Murder on the Orient Express: Was This Remake Necessary?"