Green Book is not the Best Picture

While Roma was the film that many of us thought would win Best Picture, the tide took a turn when Green Book took home the award. I’ll be honest.  In my initial review, I gave Green Book a positive review.  This being said, my thoughts begin to evolve throughout the awards season.  This is because I of all the articles that I read over the past few months.  I’m one to admit in all seriousness…

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91st Oscars Winners

The 91st Oscars are taking place tonight at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and airing live on ABC.  While no one will host the show, the 91st Oscars must go on. I’ll be providing live updates throughout the evening both here and on Twitter at DanielleSATM. Winners Performance by an actress in a supporting role: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk Best documentary feature: Free Solo; Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin,…

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My 91st Oscars Predictions

With the 91st Oscars airing tonight on ABC, I present my final predictions as to how I believe that the awards will be honored during the telecast. One of the biggest question marks for me is certainly Best Supporting Actress.  I would certainly not in any way be opposed to Regina King taking home the award for If Beale Street Could Talk.  She won during the Spirit Awards ceremony last night but the strong factor…

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2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners

Hosted by Aubrey Plaza, the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards are taking place today on the beach in Santa Monica, just north of the Santa Monica Pier. 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award Winners Best Supporting Male: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Best First Screenplay: Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade John Cassavetes Award: En el Séptimo Día Writer/Director/Producer: Jim McKay Producers: Alex Bach, Lindsey Cordero, Caroline Kaplan, Michael Stipe Bonnie Award: Debra Granik Best International Film: Roma (Mexico), Director: Alfonso…

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The Best of Sundance 2019: Solzy Awards Edition

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival has come and gone but some films and performances have left a lasting impression on my mind. TOP NARRATIVE FEATURES Brittany Runs A Marathon Late Night To The Stars Little Monsters Corporate Animals The Report Greener Grass Blinded by the Light Adam Luce TOP DOCUMENTARIES Apollo 11 Sea of Shadows Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire Mike Wallace Is…

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A Star Is Born Now On Digital and Blu-ray

Bradley Cooper’s feature directorial debut, A Star Is Born, knocks it out of the park thanks to a stellar performance from Lady Gaga.  Bring it home today! Following a performance, country rock star Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) hits up whatever establishment he can find for alcohol.  It just so happens that he lands up one bar’s drag performance night.  A former employee, Ally (Lady Gaga) just happens to grace the stage that night.  When Jackson…

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Presidents’ Day: Movies To Revisit

Today is Presidents’ Day and there is no better way than to celebrate some of our favorite presidents to have graced the big screen in film. There’s a few films that stand out to me and while some of these haven’t been reviewed on Solzy at the Movies, the day is coming! Dave (1993) I saw this film last year during a 25th anniversary screening in 35mm at the historic Music Box Theatre in Chicago. …

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2019 Writers Guild Awards Winners: The Writers Have Spoken

The Writers Guild Awards took place this evening in NY and LA with big wins going to Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Eighth Grade. The Writers differs from that of the Academy in that they have stricter rules than the Oscars.  Put it this way:  A screenplay could sweep the boards with critical acclaim and miss out on a Writers Guild nomination.  In a perfect world, Bo Burnham would have a a chance to repeat…

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Disney’s Frozen 2 Teaser Trailer Shows Little

Disney released the Frozen 2 teaser trailer this morning and offers a few glimpses at what could happen in the sequel to the 2013 animated blockbuster. The film re-teams the Oscar-winning team that gave us Frozen in 2013, including co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.  At the moment, IMDB credits Allison Schroeder with the screenplay for Frozen 2, based on characters created by Lee.  The voice cast returns Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh…

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Oscars 2019: Four Categories Get The Boot

Four categories are among those to have gotten the boot from the 91st Oscars ceremony according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. Among these four categories are editing, cinematography, live-action, short, and makeup/hairstyling.  This is completely unacceptable to cinephiles such as myself.  It’s completely unfair to the nominees, winners, and those people who will be inspired by just one speech to enter the industry. I did a series of interviews with a few of…

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