Max Barbakow and Andy Siara talk Palm Springs

Max Barbakow and Andy Siara spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about Palm Springs, which launches July 10 on Hulu. Palm Springs premiered in January during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin, and Peter Gallagher.  Max Barbakow directs from a script written by Andy Siara. Palm Springs will be released on Hulu while also playing briefly at drive-in…

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Meredith Hagner talks Palm Springs, Quarantine Life

Meredith Hagner spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone to discuss Palm Springs, which will be launching on Hulu on July 10. In the film, Hagner portrays Misty, the girlfriend of Nyles (Andy Samberg).  You can also find the actress currently starring in season 3 of Search Party on HBO Max. Palm Springs comes out in mid-July on Hulu. What was it about the script that attracted you to the project? Meredith Hagner:…

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Spike Lee On Not CGI De-Aging in Da 5 Bloods

During a virtual roundtable with Critics Choice members, Spike Lee spoke about not using younger actors or de-aging during flashbacks in Da 5 Bloods. The roundtable session lasted slightly over an hour.  WDAF-TV film critic Shawn Edwards, a Critics Choice board member, moderated.  Spike Lee, Delroy Lindo, and Jonathan Majors joined from Da 5 Bloods.  When thinks were set to wrap up after almost 45 minutes, Spike Lee decided to answer one more question. There…

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Daniel Karslake talks For They Know Not What They Do

Daniel Karslake spoke with Solzy at the Movies about For They Know Not What They Do, which just started its run in virtual cinemas on June 12. For They Know Not What They Do opened in virtual cinemas over the weekend. In an ideal world, the documentary would be screening in physical theaters. How excited are you about getting the film out there for a wider audience? Daniel Karslake: I’m extremely excited to get it…

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Lilah Vandenburgh, IR Bell-Webb talk Heart to Heart

Director Lilah Vandenburgh and screenwriter IR Bell-Webb spoke with Solzy at the Movies just before SXSW about Heart to Heart. Originally set to premiere during the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and the BFI Flare Festival, both festivals ended up getting canceled. As a result, Heart to Heart recently made its premiere virtually during OUTFest.  This weekend, the episodic will hold another virtual screening during Series Fest.  The large bulk of this interview was done over…

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Frank Marshall talks Laurel Canyon

Frank Marshall recently spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time and provided updates on Jurassic World and Indiana Jones. How did you first become attached to Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time? Frank Marshall: Well, this is an idea that Michael Wright, who runs Epix, and I came up with about four or five years ago when Michael was running Amblin. That’s where it first started…

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Alison Ellwood talks Laurel Canyon

Documentary filmmaker Alison Ellwood recently spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the upcoming Epix documentary series, Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time. How did you first become attached to Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time? Alison Ellwood: It’s a project that I actually wanted to do over 20 years ago when I lived in Los Angeles. I was a big Doors fan for many years and was researching that and discovered the Laurel Canyon…

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Gerald Peary, Amy Geller talk The Rabbi Goes West

Gerald Peary and Amy Geller joined Solzy at the Movies to discuss their recent documentary, The Rabbi Goes West, which will be available for a limited time. From May 24 through June 4, the documentary will be available to stream through Vimeo on Demand for $8.99.  There will be a live Q&A with the filmmakers and subjects Rabbi Chaim Bruk and Chavie Bruk on May 31 at 8 PM ET.  For more information on how…

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Ben Mankiewicz talks The Plot Thickens, TCM

Film critic Ben Mankiewicz spoke with Solzy at the Movies in late April about The Plot Thickens, TCM’s podcast documentary of filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. How did you first get involved with the Peter Bogdanovich podcast documentary for TCM? Ben Mankiewicz: I had wanted to do something with Peter Bogdanovich for quite some time. He’s a huge hit at our festival. He and I have developed a really nice friendship. He’s just great. I described them…

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Vanda Krefft talks The Man Who Made The Movies

Vanda Krefft spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone last month about The Man Who Made The Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox. I found The Man Who Made The Movies to be a very insightful and well-researched read. When did you first get an interest in telling William Fox’s story? Vanda Krefft: Ages and ages ago to be honest. A good friend of mine was Angela Fox Dunn,…

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