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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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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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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The Solzy Awards for 2020: The Best in Film

An annual tradition, Solzy at the Movies presents the Solzy Awards for 2020 as a way of honoring the best achievements this year in film. When it comes to the Solzy Awards, my criteria are usually the same as the Oscars with the traditional 7-day minimum release in Los Angeles and New York.  What differs this year is that I am not adding on January and February.  Personally, I would prefer that my awards-voting groups…

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The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2020

The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2020 honor the best of the documentary films that were released during the past year. Last month, I voted in my second-ever Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards. Some of these awards do match how I voted during the CCDA. However, there were some instances in which my preferred documentary was not a nominee earlier this month.  In other instances, some of my categories were not a category up for voting…

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The Solzy Awards for Short Films in 2020

If it is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving weekend, this means that it is time to present the Solzy Awards for Short Films in 2020. This certainly is not the traditional year for films. I’ll admit right now that I have not watched nor covered anywhere close to the amount of short films like in prior years.  Some of this definitely comes down to festivals getting cancelled. While SXSW and Tribeca got cancelled this year, many…

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The Solzy Awards for 2020…So Far

This year might be a non-traditional year as far as movies are concerned but Solzy at the Movies presents the Solzy Awards for 2020…so far. It feels like it’s been forever since Sundance kicked off the traditional start of the new movie year.  So much has and hasn’t happened since the Park City-based film festival.  In a traditional year, some of my favorite SXSW films would be included below.  However, at least one film isn’t…

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Sundance 2020: The Solzy Awards

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival has come and gone but a number of films left their impression on me by the time that the film festival ended. The altitude hit me a bit more than expected this year.  As such, I didn’t get to see as many films as I would have preferred to see.  There were times this year that required sleeping in if it meant staying as healthy as I possibly could during…

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The Best Movies of the 2010s

With December 31, 2019 bringing the 2010s to a close, it’s time to present the best movies of the 2010s as we head into the 2020s. It’s never easy putting together these lists.  Hell, some films improve with time while other films are long forgotten.  Take a look at this year, for instance.  What films will we be talking about in a decade from now.  Will the best movies of the 2010s still be the…

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