Pairing Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) is a thrilling soap opera with plenty of twists and turns coming around the corner. The film starts with Laura (Penélope Cruz) traveling to her native Spanish village with her children, Irene (Carla Campra) and Diego (Iván Chavero). For whatever reasons, Laura and husband Alejandro (Ricardo Darín) now live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In any event, she’s back home for her sister’s wedding. The wedding goes as…"Everybody Knows: A Thrilling Soap Opera"
Disney released the Frozen 2 teaser trailer this morning and offers a few glimpses at what could happen in the sequel to the 2013 animated blockbuster. The film re-teams the Oscar-winning team that gave us Frozen in 2013, including co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck. At the moment, IMDB credits Allison Schroeder with the screenplay for Frozen 2, based on characters created by Lee. The voice cast returns Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh…"Disney’s Frozen 2 Teaser Trailer Shows Little"
High Flying Bird shows that director Steven Soderbergh isn’t afraid of being an innovative filmmaker even if his retirement was premature. Soderbergh’s new film takes place during a pro basketball lockout. More on the lockout later. This is where we find sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) in quite the pickle. If the game isn’t in session, he can’t quite bring in the money to fund his career. So he does the next best thing with…"High Flying Bird: A Sports Film Without Sports"
Parties aren’t all that they seem for a photographer in After Party, a film that isn’t without commentary when it comes to the power dynamics. Lana (Laura Dreyfuss), a photographer, has a chance encounter with Hollis (Sean Kleier) under the worst of circumstances. She opens the door of her cab onto his bike. A comedy of errors ensues as it should. Meanwhile, she’s headed to the loft of her friend Charlie (Rachel Nichols) for a…"After Party: Power Dynamics At Play"
Isn’t It Romantic? makes sure to hit all the romantic comedy cliches in an entertaining way complete with not one but two song-and-dance numbers. Being trapped in a romantic comedy is sure to be anybody’s worst fear. You know that the person you fall in love with is always going to be your best friend. It’s never going to be the deliciously attractive hunk of guy. I wrote down early on in my notes who…"Isn’t It Romantic? – A Romantic Comedy Satire"
Actresses Kara Hayward and Liana Liberato took the time to speak about To The Stars with Solzy at the Movies during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. This interview took place on the day after the world premiere. Congrats on the premiere of To The Stars. Kara Hayward: Thank you. Liana Liberato: Thank you so much. What was it about the script that appealed to you? Kara Hayward: Well, when I first got it—I read it…"Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato talk To The Stars"
To Dust seeks to ask some existential questions about death by way of an absurdist comedy about a grieving Chasidic cantor and a divorced biology teacher. The film starts out with a series of quotes including from Kohelet 12:7: “Then the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to G-d who gave it.” The film takes a literal approach to these words rather than Rashi’s interpretation. The debate over…"To Dust: Chasidic Jew Has Existential Questions"
Four categories are among those to have gotten the boot from the 91st Oscars ceremony according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. Among these four categories are editing, cinematography, live-action, short, and makeup/hairstyling. This is completely unacceptable to cinephiles such as myself. It’s completely unfair to the nominees, winners, and those people who will be inspired by just one speech to enter the industry. I did a series of interviews with a few of…"Oscars 2019: Four Categories Get The Boot"
Matt Walsh, a UCB co-founder and co-star on Veep, delivers a charming but long-overdue leading performance in Archie Borders’ Under the Eiffel Tower. Stuart (Matt Walsh) had been working for a company that specializes in Kentucky Bourbon among iothers. Unfortunately, he loses his job right as the film begins. When his friends, Frank (David Wain) and Tillie (Michaela Watkins) invite him to join them on their Paris vacation, he doesn’t miss the opportunity to say…"Under the Eiffel Tower is charming due to Matt Walsh"
Martha Stephens took some time to speak with Solzy at the Movies about her new film, To The Stars, during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. My interview with Martha took place on the day after the world premiere of To The Stars. Congrats on the premiere of To The Stars! Martha Stephens: Thank you! It was a whirlwind. How is it to get it out of the way and in front of an audience for…"Sundance 2019: Martha Stephens talks To The Stars"