A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Comes Home

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is now available to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD following the digital release two weeks ago. If there’s a film that teaches us about the values of kindness over the last year, it’s this film.  If you want a biographical film, there’s the Won’t You Be My Neighbor documentary.  While this film is based on a magazine article, the script took some dramatic liberties such…

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Jojo Rabbit: Oscar-Winning Satire Comes Home

Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi’s Oscar-winning anti-hate satire, is now available for audiences to relive at home and add to their home video collection. There’s a tricky way of addressing the Holocaust and/or World War 2 through satire and humor but Jojo Rabbit does so in a perfect way. Very few films are able to tackle the subject through humor and get it right.  Or at least in way that isn’t tacky.  Making fun of the…

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Olympic Dreams Now In Theaters And VOD

Olympic Dreams is now playing in theaters and available to purchase on VOD this weekend after almost a year following its SXSW premiere. During SXSW, I sat down with to writer/director Jeremy Teicher and writer-actress Alexi Pappas to discuss the film, which also stars actor-writer Nick Kroll and a pair of Olympics, Gus Kenworthy and Morgan Schild. Cross-country skier Penelope (Alexi Pappas) has her first event shortly after the Opening Ceremony takes place during the…

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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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Ford v Ferrari Is Now Available On Home Video

Ford v Ferrari is one one of the most exhilarating films of 2019 and audiences can now bring the film home today on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, or DVD. Listen, I’m not a racing fan by any means whatsoever.  However, this did not stop me from being on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. I didn’t even mind the 152 minute running time mostly because I didn’t even notice it!  My cap…

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Academy Museum to Open in December 2020

The biggest news from Sunday night’s Oscars telecast came when Tom Hanks announced when the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures would open. The announcement has been a long time coming but the public will finally be allowed into the museum on December 14, 2020. Tom Hanks made the announcement in his capacity as museum trustee and co-chair of the Academy Museum campaign, along with co-chair Annette Bening and chair Bob Iger. Museum Director Bill Kramer…

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Oscars 2020: Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards

The 92nd Oscars are being held tonight and Solzy at the Movies will be providing live updates throughout the Academy Awards broadcast this evening. Unfortunately, once again, there is no host tonight.  Sadly, the Academy couldn’t clone Bob Hope.  Was Billy Crystal not available again?  Can we please have a host next year?!? Before the show gets underway, here’s a look at my predictions one last time. Janelle Monae gets things started with “Won’t You…

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Oscars 2020: 92nd Academy Awards Predictions

With the 92nd Oscars airing tonight on ABC, Solzy at the Movies offers predictions on how the Academy Awards will play out on Sunday night. Knives Out is not nominated for Best Picture tonight.  As such, I’m going with my second choice for Best Picture: Jojo Rabbit. My personal choice not withstanding, it’s hard to imagine the Academy not going for a film such as Parasite or 1917.  With the Academy being the Academy, there’s…

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2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards: The Winners

The 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards were handed out live on IFC–during a ceremony hosted by Aubrey Plaza–from a beach in Santa Monica. The best speeches of the night came from Uncut Gems directors Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie in addition to Best Male Lead Adam Sandler. Best Feature: The Farewell (A24) Producers: Anita Gou, Daniele Melia, Andrew Miano, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Lulu Wang, Chris Weitz, Jane Zheng Best Director: Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie, Uncut…

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Sundance 2020: What to Watch

While the 2019 Awards Season comes to an end on February 9, the 2020 Sundance Film Festival will launch a new around of contenders. Between films, parties, and catching up with friends you haven’t seen in a few months, there’s a lot going down.  This year’s festival features some huge headliners with the likes of country-turned-pop sensation Taylor Swift, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.  How I Met Your…

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