Solo: A Star Wars Story is a film that gives us Han Solo’s cinematic origin story while staying true to the original Star Wars trilogy. WHILE I TRIED MY BEST TO AVOID THEM, THERE ARE POTENTIAL SPOILERS…SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. What is known about where the film sits within the Star Wars canon is that the events take place between that of Thrawn and Tarkin. It’s also set before the events of…"Solo: A Star Wars Story Stays True To Trilogy"
Here we go again. Another Time’s Up / #MeToo column for another film in which filmmakers left T.J. Miller in the cast. The major problem that I had with Deadpool 2 goes down to one thing: this film served as the perfect opportunity to recast T.J. Miller’s role of Weasel with the Deadpool brand of humor following allegations of assault and abuse. Given the news stories that broke in December about allegations of sexual assault…"Time’s Up: My Major Problem with Deadpool 2"
Led by Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool 2 is a wildly entertaining ride that ups the stakes after 2016’s hit predecessor. David Leitch takes over the director’s chair for Tim Miller but it is as if nothing has changed. The screenplay is full of pop culture opportunities to joke about. Honestly, it may be even more meta than the earlier film. The jokes are all over the place. Jokes references include Deadpool‘s…"Deadpool 2: A Wildly Entertaining Ride"
With Black Panther available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, fans have the opportunity to make the return trip to Wakanda anytime! Whether it’s the women of Wakanda or bringing the story to the screen, the bonus features have a lot to offer viewers. When the film was released in February, it came with a shockwave that was not unlike last summer’s release of Wonder Woman. As of May 13, 2018, the…"Black Panther arrives on Home Media"
Fahrenheit 451 depicts a bleak future in which one can only hope will never come to fruition. It also feels as if it’s very much made for 2017. This is only the second-ever feature-length adaptation of the classic novel written by Ray Bradbury. In his novel, Bradbury presented a future where firemen start fires by burning books rather fighting fires. Moreover, nobody seems to give a regard for either facts or history. As for the…"Fahrenheit 451: A Trump Era Adaptation"
Following a screening of Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Solzy at the Movies spoke with director Aaron Lieber along with producers Penny Edmiston and Jane Kelly Kosek. Thanks for joining us. How much of a thrill was it to premiere the film at Tribeca? Aaron Lieber: Being here in Tribeca, I’ve never been in a festival and this is my first feature-length documentary. So to be here in Tribeca, New York,…"Tribeca 2018: Aaron Lieber, Producers talk Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable"
Class Rank is a sweet film about teenagers finding their place in society by speaking out about interests that they care about. There are two very different teenagers that carry the weight of Class Rank. Bernard Flannigan (Skyler Gisondo) is that student who will enter politics someday even if it’s not in his current plans. Veronica Krauss (Olvia Holt) has aspirations of being a Supreme Court Justice but to get into Yale, she needs the…"Class Rank: A Sweet Film with Heart"
Starring Kelly Macdonald, Marc Turtletaub’s Puzzle is a character study that plays like a period drama. This would especially be the case if it were not for the use of smartphones. Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) is in her early 40s. She’s not a woman who tends to leave her community. Once Agnes gets a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift, it’s as if her entire world has changed. She’s not just good at it but she soon…"CCFF 2018: Puzzle"
The 2011 smartly-written time-bending thriller, Source Code, arrived on 4K Ultra HD this past week giving audiences the opportunity to watch the sci-fi thriller over and over. It’s right before Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) truly comes to terms in learning he’s in the body of teacher Sean Fentress (Frédérick De Grandpré) in which the Chicago Commuter Rail train explodes. Even though it’s a sci-fi thriller, there’s an added layer of romance between Fentress and Christina…"Source Code arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Eighth Grade, the closing night selection of the 2018 Chicago Critics Film Festival, is a film that perfectly captures the spirit and awkwardness of being a student in the final year of middle school. Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) may be close to starting high school but before doing so, she must survive the end of eighth grade. It’s not easy for the smartphone-obsessed teenager. Even though she has a YouTube channel where she offers advice…"CCFF 2018: Eighth Grade"