In her recent podcast, Sarah Silverman commented about the recent casting of Kathryn Hahn as the late Jewish comedian Joan Rivers. Speaking on her podcast, the comedian remarked: “There’s this long tradition of non-Jews playing Jews, and not just playing people who happen to be Jewish, but people whose Jewishness is their whole being. One could argue, for instance, that a gentile playing Joan Rivers correctly would be doing what is actually called ‘Jewface.’” Silverman…"Sarah Silverman Talks Casting Non-Jews As Jews"
Melanie Lynskey spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the new buddy/ghost comedy that she’s starring in, Lady of the Manor. What was it about the script that attracted you to the role in Lady of the Manor? Melanie Lynskey: There was something so unapologetic about it. She was really a mess and they weren’t trying to make her not being a mess. You know what I mean? There was this one moment where she…"Melanie Lynskey talks Lady of the Manor"
Charges of antisemitism were directed at NBC two weeks after the “Achilles Heel” episode of Nurses aired while Global TV in Canada gets no blame. Most people seem to be unaware that Nurses originated in Canada. The press releases I’ve seen from both the Simon Wiesenthal Center and B’nai Brith Canada direct the blame to NBC. B’nai Brith Canada, for what it’s worth, seems to be the only organization acknowledging the producers of the series…"Nurses: Antisemitic Charges Aimed at NBC, not Global TV"
Isabel Sandoval spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about her new film, Lingua Franca, being released on Netflix by Array Releasing. The film opens in select theaters and Netflix on August 26, 2020. Lingua Franca is getting released on Netflix this month after a festival run that started last year in Venice. How does it feel to be able to end the festival run on a high note by taking home the…"Isabel Sandoval talks Lingua Franca"
Following an outbreak on the Miami Marlins and positive tests for other teams, Major League Baseball needs to show leadership and shut the season down. What we need right now is leadership from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. We’re not seeing leadership at all. Going into the start of the season, it wasn’t even sure if the season would happen. And now, it’s looking like the season should be shut down. You’re probably wondering why I’m…"MLB Needs To Shut Baseball Down"
Paul McCartney, one of the greatest musicians of all-time, is heading to Netflix for an animated film, High In The Clouds, based on his book. McCartney co-wrote the children’s adventure novel with with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh. Oscar-nominated Timothy Reckart will take care of directing duties while Paddington screenwriter Jon Croker will adapt the screenplay. Netflix and Gaumont are producing the animated film. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix. They complement what…"Paul McCartney: High In The Clouds to Netflix"
American Son makes the transition from the stage to screen with a powerful performance from Kerry Washington while still feeling theatrical in scale. Kendra Ellis-Connor (Kerry Washington) is a worried mother. Her son, Jamal, has been missing for a few hours. As she sits in the Miami police state, the anger begins to start flowing. How is a mother expected to stay calm when the calms hardly tell her anything. Forget a missing persons report…"Toronto 2019: American Son"
Fans of the Elton John musical fantasy can bring home Rocketman today on both Blu-ray and DVD with a massive amount of bonus content. For the lucky fans, there are limited quantities of the combo pack that will include a collectible booklet with a message from Sir Elton John. As I wrote earlier this year for the theatrical release, the Oscar is going to be Taron Edgerton’s to lose. Synopsis Rocketman is an epic musical…"Rocketman launches on Blu-ray, DVD"
The Lion King brings one of Disney’s most beloved animated films to life in visually stunning photo-realistic CGI adaptation. I’ve kept a close eye since Disney decided to update their library in a contemporary manner. I remember how impressed I was with The Jungle Book‘s Oscar-winning visual effects in 2016. Where these two Jon Favreau-directed films differ are that there is no motion-capture performances in The Lion King. It would have surely made a difference…"The Lion King Is My Favorite Film This Year"
Cinderella is joining the Walt Disney Signature Collection with a new Blu-ray release in honor of the animated classic’s upcoming 70th anniversary in 2020. For the studio’s 12th animated feature film, Walt Disney and company turned to a fairy tale written by Charles Perrault. This story would prove to be a solid choice in adapting. I can point out the obvious with Cinderella fulfilling the Disney trope of a parent dying in the film. The…"Cinderella joins Walt Disney Signature Collection"