Barry: Bill Hader Shines in Dark Comedy Series

Saturday Night Live veteran Bill Hader shines in the dark comedy, Barry, airing on HBO.  The role is a stark difference from what fans are used to seeing of Hader during his years on the long-running NBC sketch comedy show. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Barry Berkman (Bill Hader), is working as a hitman, where he’s being handled by Fuches (Stephen Root).  When the tender Chechen kingpin Goran Pazar (Glenn Fleshler) and…

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Midnight Sun: It’s a Nicholas Sparks-Esque Film

Midnight Sun is a Nicholas Sparks-esque film that goes for comedy until the melodrama heats up in the third act. Katie Price (Bella Thorne) is a high school senior and rather than have a normal life, she’s stuck at home due to her being diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, xeroderma pigmentosum.  She spends her days hanging out with her dad, Jack (Rob Riggle) and her best friend, Morgan (Quinn Shepard), while writing songs and playing…

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Unsane: Claire Foy is Amazing

Steven Soderbergh follows up Logan Lucky with the iPhone-shot Unsane, featuring a great performance from Claire Foy and treads into Me, Too territory. Unsane will have viewers on the edge of their season as Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) isn’t sure what’s real and what isn’t.  After being stalked by David Strine for a good two years, Sawyer has relocated from the comforts of Boston to Pennsylvania for a fresh start.  Sawyer’s mother, Angela (Amy Irving) isn’t…

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SXSW 2018: Gabe Silverman, Fiona Dawson talk TransMilitary

Directors Gabe Silverman and Fiona Dawson stopped by Solzy at the Movies to discuss their new documentary, TransMilitary, which premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Thanks for joining us today.  How are things treating you? Fiona Dawson:  Thank you so much for all your cheerleading and support of TransMilitary. We’re so pleased that you like it. Congrats on your new film, TransMilitary, premiering at SXSW and taking home an Audience Award for the Documentary…

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Pacific Rim Uprising – This Just Happened?!?

Pacific Rim Uprising isn’t able to bring the excitement that the first installment of the Pacific Rim franchise did upon release a few years. It’s ten years after the events of Pacific Rim and Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), the son of the legendary Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) has left Jaeger program.  He isn’t in the best of places when the film starts out.  It’s after he discovers Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny) and her built-from-scratch Jaeger that…

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Isle of Dogs: Wes Anderson Does It Again

With a film that pays homage to Japanese cinema, Wes Anderson has done it again with the crowd-pleasing stop-motion animated feature, Isle of Dogs. Isle of Dogs is as much the story of Chief (Bryan Cranston) and Spots (Liev Schreiber) as it is 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin). Although it left him in a three-year coma, Atari had survived an accident while his parents perished.  He was left as a ward to his uncle, Mayor…

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SXSW 2018: Daryle Lamont Jenkins talks Alt-Right: Age of Rage

Activist Daryle Lamont Jenkins chatted with Solzy at the Movies about Alt-Right: Age of Rage during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Thanks for joining us.  How is your SXSW? Daryle Lamont Jenkins: This is my very first SXSW. I haven’t got a chance to take in everything yet but hopefully I can. I’ve always wanted to come down here for 20 years or so but certainly didn’t have the money or the time. Now I…

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Madeline Walter talks Cold War

Actress Madeline Walter stopped by Solzy at the Movies to discuss her role in Cold War.  The indie comedy will be released on Digital HD and Video On Demand platforms on Friday, April 6th. Thanks for joining us today. How are things treating you? Madeline Walter: Things are good, thanks! My husband and I both recently traded the same cold back and forth for a couple weeks, so we were really living that Cold War…

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Eric Juhola talks Growing Up Coy

Eric Juhola stopped by Solzy at the Movies to discuss the Kickstarter campaign for Growing Up Coy. Thanks for joining us today.  How are things treating you? Eric Juhola:  You’re welcome and THANK YOU for your questions! With our final 5 days of the crowdfunding ahead, I’m anxious, excited, nervous, and hopeful 🙂 Where did the idea for the Growing Up Coy documentary come from and what made you feel like the person to direct…

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Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel Swings For The Fences

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel is the documentary that tells the story of the underdog team that shook the hearts of Jews across the globe.  It wasn’t just that Team Israel grabbed the hearts of Jewish baseball fans but they were never expected to go as far as they did. When Team Israel won the qualifier over Great Britain in 2016 and advanced to the the 2017 World Baseball Classic, MLB reporter Jonathan…

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