Film composer Marco Beltrami took some time yesterday evening to talk to Solzy at the Movies about his shortlisted score for A Quiet Place. Oscar nomination voting comes to an end on January 14, 2019. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce Oscar nominations on January 22, 2019. Congrats on A Quiet Place making it into the Oscar shortlist for Best Original Score. Marco Beltrami: Oh, thank you. Thank you so much.…"Marco Beltrami talks scoring A Quiet Place"
Sgt. Will Gardner tells the story of an Iraq War veteran and shows the effects that traumatic brain injuries have on America’s returning veterans. Writer-director Max Martini is known for portraying a number of military roles on screen. Maybe it’s because of taking on those roles but it’s admirable for the actor to bring the troubles facing American veterans to the screen. After all, thousands of American veterans can be found along many streets and…"Sgt. Will Gardner: American Veterans Need Our Help"
The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018. Once again, no women have been nominated. I cannot stress this enough. While Greta Gerwig was nominated for Lady Bird last year, you’d have to go back to Kathryn Bigelow’s nomination for The Hurt Locker (2009) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012). Before this, the most recent nomination had been Sofia Coppola for Lost in…"DGA Nominations and Snubs"
A headline that sounds like it can only be ripped from the likes of The Onion, The Oath is the perfect political satire for the Trump era. Imagine every American being asked to sign an oath that states: “I pledge my loyalty to my President and my country and vow to defend them from enemies, both foreign and domestic.” This is what writer-director Ike Barinholtz is asking us by watching The Oath. It’s a new political…"The Oath: Ike Barinholtz’ Political Satire Hits DVD"
When Harry Met Sally… still holds up as one of the greatest romantic comedies as the Rob Reiner/Nora Ephron film celebrates the 30th anniversary in 2019. The film starts at the University of Chicago in 1977 when Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) leave for New York. At the time, Harry is dating Sally’s best friend, Amanda. This trip to New York consists of their views when it came to relationships. Being…"When Harry Met Sally…: The Perfect Rom-Com"
Legendary comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy come to life in Stan and Ollie as the film wisely centers on a narrow period of time. When people discuss biopics, they’re either praiseworthy or critical. Most of this is because films will sometimes cover such a long period. Playing the long game is never the best way to go about it. Jeff Pope’s screenplay wisely doesn’t go in that direction. There’s a quick cold open…"Stan and Ollie: Laurel and Hardy Come To Life"
The Chris Elliott-starring Cabin Boy celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of an new anniversary edition on Blu-ray. As Kino Lorber goes through the Touchstone Pictures catalog, they’ve released a 25th anniversary edition of Cabin Boy in late 2018. This collection will certainly be a must-have for fans of the 1994 release. Among the new content is an interview with writer-director Adam Resnick and star Chris Elliott. Meanwhile, the duo are joined by Mike…"Cabin Boy marks 25th Anniversary with Blu-ray"
With the Golden Globes crowning Bohemian Rhapsody for Best Picture – Drama all thoughts turn to the Oscars and the inevitable Best Picture nomination of the Queen biopic. I want to get one thing straight. I have nothing negative to say about Rami Malek’s performance as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. His performance was absolutely suburb. The problem with the film goes back to the screenplay’s embellishments. The paint-by-numbers biopic embellishes so much of what we…"Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody Is Not The Best Picture"
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) awarded the 76th Golden Globes on Sunday night at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. According to their website, the HFPA has about has about 90 members based in Southern California. They consist of the voting body for the Golden Globes. I’ll be updating the winners throughout the broadcast. Motion Picture Winners Best Motion Picture – Animated: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing) Best…"76th Annual Golden Globes Winners (Live Updates)"
The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air tonight on NBC. I’m offering my predictions for tonight’s film and television awards even though it’s probably a crap-shoot. It’s always tricky when it comes to predicting the Golden Globe Awards because nobody truly knows how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will vote. After all, this is the same group that previously nominated The Tourist for Best Comedy or Musical during their 68th Golden Globe Awards in 2011. …"76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Predictions"