Sundance 2020: Jessie Kahnweiler talks He’s The One

Jessie Kahnweiler spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the upcoming premiere of her short film, He’s The One, during the Sundance Film Festival. Kahnweiler writes, directs, and stars in He’s The One.  Joining Kahnweiler in the cast are Luka Jones and Alexandria Churchwell.  The film premieres this Friday during the festival in Shorts Program 2. How thrilled are you that He’s The One is making its world premiere during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival?…

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Joel P. West talks scoring Just Mercy

Joel P. West spoke about scoring the music for Just Mercy and working with Destin Daniel Cretton during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Congrats on the world premiere of Just Mercy at TIFF. Joel P. West:  Thank you. How did you feel about the reception at Friday night’s premiere? Joel P. West:  I felt great about it.  This film is kind of interesting because from a filmmaker standpoint, it’s really a vehicle.  Everybody who…

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Mihai Malaimare Jr. talks Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr. spoke over the phone recently with Solzy at the Movies to discuss the Taika Waititi-directed film. What was it that attracted you to work on Jojo Rabbit? Mihai Malaimare Jr.:  I guess knowing Taika’s work from before.  Everything about it including what he can do with young actors.  For me, Taika moved really fast.  I received the script while I was doing reshoots in Atlanta for The Hate U…

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Phedon Papamichael talks Ford v Ferrari

Phedon Papamichael sat down to discuss Ford v Ferrari with Solzy at the Movies during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in September. Ford v Ferrari launched at Telluride with critical acclaim before coming to Toronto.  What did you think of the reception? Phedon Papamichael:  We were very pleased.  I wasn’t in Telluride this week. We had a sense that this would be an audience pleaser.  It’s a traditional Hollywood cinema the way like old-school…

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Danny Fingeroth talks Stan Lee

Former Marvel editor Danny Fingeroth, who recently wrote A Marvelous Life, took some time last week to discuss Stan Lee with Solzy at the Movies. A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee was published in November. When did you start to think about writing this book? Danny Fingeroth:  I’ve been toying with the idea for the better part of a decade.  I signed a contract with Macmillan for the book in 2016 and…

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Amanda Crew and Lexy Kolker talk Freaks

Freaks stars Amanda Crew and Lexy Kolker sat down with me during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival to discuss the film. In addition to her role in Freaks, Amanda Crew may be best known from her role as Monica Hall on Silicon Valley.  She also appeared in Charlie St. Cloud, The Age of Adaline, and Race, among other titles. Lexy Kolker is an actress to keep your eyes on.  Not even ten years old,…

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Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky talk Freaks

Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky, a pair of writer-directors, sat down with me to discuss Freaks during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The duo wrote and directed Freaks, which premiered in the Discovery section.  The film stars Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, and features a stand-out performance from Lexy Kolker. Both Stein and Lipovsky met during On the Lot eleven years ago.  They both finished in the top five and ultimately…

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The Aeronauts: Tom Harper and Eddie Redmayne

Tom Harper and Eddie Redmayne spoke briefly to Solzy at the Movies about The Aeronauts while on the red carpet this past October. What was it that attracted you to the screenplay? Eddie Redmayne:  Well, he wrote the screenplay.  For me, I was reading it while I was making the Fantastic Beasts films.  I found the mixture between the adventure and the thrill of the piece and kind of the visual stuff that just as…

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Hannah Pearl Utt talks Before You Know It

Actress-writer-director Hannah Pearl Utt spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Before You Know It, which is now available on Digital and VOD. Before You Know It premiered this year at Sundance prior to being acquired by 1091 Media. Before You Know It comes out on digital this week after almost a year following the premiere at Sundance. How did you react when you heard the film was selected? Hannah Pearl Utt:  I fell over…

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Tom Cullen talks Pink Wall

Tom Cullen spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about the recently released Pink Wall, which premiered in March at SXSW. The film marks Cullen’s directing debut and stars both Tatiana Maslany and Jay Duplass.  1091 Media released the film on Digital and VOD on November 12, 2019. How honored were you to premiere Pink Wall at SXSW in March? Tom Cullen:  Oh my G-d.  Such an honor.  It’s a festival that’s really…

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