The Best Films of 2011: Revisiting The Rankings

Solzy at Movies takes a look back at the best films of 2011 and updates the rankings after a decade of time has passed. Choosing the best films of the year in early or mid-December sometimes isn’t the best idea. There are times when you really need more time to rank the films. Or in my case, I grew up in Louisville, Ky., so not everything came out before the end of the year. In…

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The Solzy Awards for 2021: The Best in Film

An annual tradition, Solzy at the Movies presents the Solzy Awards for 2021 as a way of honoring the best achievements this year in film. You might notice some films that you forgot about but that’s only because I did include the first two months of the year. The Solzy Awards for 2021 Top 36 Narrative Features Don’t Look Up Belfast The Mitchells vs. The Machines CODA Spider-Man: No Way Home No Time To Die…

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94th Oscars: Academy Awards Shortlists Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in 10 categories for the 94th Academy Awards. The ten categories include: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound and Visual Effects. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 94th Academy Awards.  One hundred thirty-eight films were eligible in the…

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27th Critics Choice Awards: Film Nominations

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today the film category nominees for the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards. The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics Choice Awards gala hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer, which will broadcast LIVE on The CW and TBS on Sunday, January 9 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT – check local listings). Belfast and West Side Story lead the pack with eleven nominations each. They…

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The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2021

The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2021 honor the best of the documentary films that were released during the past year. These are my awards and so, I don’t play by studio rules when it comes to documentaries and docuseries. If I think a three-part documentary from Peter Jackson is the best documentary of the year, I am going to say so. Because it is! And to be fair, it was initially scheduled for a…

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Oscars: Academy To Drop Awards Due To Ratings?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is looking at screwing over the Oscars ceremony as a way of attracting ratings. The news comes from Matt Belloni’s What I’m Hearing newsletter (via Screen Rant). It’s upsetting to say the least. What the Academy wants to do is move some of the awards to before the show or during commercials. This is not the way. It will not lead to an increase in ratings. In…

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The Solzy Awards for 2021…So Far

Things are slowly coming back to normal for movies but once again, Solzy at the Movies presents the Solzy Awards for 2021…so far. It feels like it’s been forever since Sundance kicked off the traditional start of the new movie year. The festival went with a hybrid version this year with a mix of both online and in-person. In terms of film festivals over all, I’m going to be full honest that this isn’t my…

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Oscars: Changes for 94th Academy Awards

The Academy’s Board of Governors have announced the approval of the rules and campaign regulations for the 94th Academy Awards (Oscars). The eligibility period was previously announced as Academy Awards consideration returns to the standard December 31 deadline. A feature film must have a qualifying release date between March 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. Theatrical exhibition is still being impacted by the pandemic this year. As such, the Oscars eligibility requirements for the 94th Academy Awards will be…

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Golden Globes: NBC Cancels Award Broadcast

Following a weekend of streamers adding onto the HFPA boycott, NBC went a step further and cancelled the 2022 Golden Globes broadcast. The HFPA had been sitting on their own 20 yard line and were looking at 4th-and-long. There was no first down to be had. They ended up getting sacked and not just in the football metaphor kind of way. The latest news came as Tom Cruise took the protest a step further by…

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Anthony Hopkins Over Chadwick Boseman: A Shock

When the last award of the night was announced this evening, viewers were stunned to learn Anthony Hopkins beat Chadwick Boseman. I apologize if none of this is coherent as I am still in a state of shock. Hopkins gave a commanding performance in the film but Chadwick Boseman all but locked it up. When Joaquin Phoenix opened it up, I was shocked. I mean, I had the tweet ready to go and then suddenly…

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