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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The Solzy Awards for 2019 – The Best In Film

An annual tradition, Solzy at the Movies presents the Solzy Awards for 2019 as a way of honoring the best achievements this year in film. When it comes to the Solzy Awards, my criteria are the same as the Oscars with the traditional 7-day minimum release in Los Angeles and New York.  Basically, it isn’t eligible if I don’t have a way of seeing it before the end of the year.  My first-watch viewings this…

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The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2019

Rather than wait a few more days until the month of December, The Solzy Awards for Documentaries are being honored this month for 2019. Earlier this month, I voted in my first-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…

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The Solzy Awards for Short Films in 2019

Sticking more or less to last year’s schedule, I’m presenting the Solzy Awards for Short Films prior to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It’s been a great year for film.  When it comes to short films, I’ve seen some films that have blown me away.  I’ve seen some films that I don’t think that anyone could have possibly imagined.  Without any further adieu, here are the winners of this year’s Solzy Awards for Short Film. Best…

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The Solzy Awards for 2019…So Far

As the calendar hits the halfway point of the year, Solzy at the Movies brings you the Solzy Awards contenders for the first half of 2019. Heading into the midway point, I’ve seen 229 narrative/documentary features and 29 short films (Letterboxd, 2019 releases only.  This comes up to a grand total of 258 films as we enter the month of July.  All films released before 2019 are not eligible.  My overall total for the year…

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