Actress Jessica Chastain delivers a commanding performance in Molly’s Game as Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut. Chastain is joined by a strong ensemble cast that includes Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Bill Camp, Chris O’Dowd, Brian d’Arcy James, and Graham Greene. In taking a stab at directing, Sorkin brings the true story of Molly Bloom (Chastain) to the big screen. Bloom grew up with Olympic dreams at skiing and the…"Molly’s Game: Chastain commands in Sorkin debut"
Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a new documentary from filmmaker Morgan Neville about the life and work of Mister Fred Rogers. The film has a release date of June 18, 2018. According to a statement released this afternoon from the studio, the emotional and moving documentary will take an intimate look at the man who asked us if we would be his neighbor. “Morgan once again avoids…"Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: Focus acquires Mister Rogers Documentary"
Sylvio is perhaps the most absurd buddy comedy that’s ever been made. Co-directed by Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley with a screenplay co-written with Meghan Doherty, Sylvio’s big-screen story is the result of a half-a-million following on Vine. What sets Sylvio apart from other gorillas is that rather than be stuck in a zoo, he’s stuck at a dead-end job making phone calls for Chester Debt Collection until a supervisor assigns him the case of Al Reynolds…"Sylvio: The Most Absurd Buddy Comedy Ever"
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story celebrates the life of the actress-turned-inventor and helps to set the record straight. The actress, who was recently depicted in the “Helent Hunt” episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, was more than just a Hollywood talent. One could make the argument that Lamarr had also lived a double life while working on inventions when she wasn’t in front of the camera. At the peak of her career, Lamar was iconic…"Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Sets The Record Straight"
To all the readers of Solzy at the Movies and those who follow my work on Cultured Vultures and The Young Folks, have a Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been a very busy few months and the next few weeks will be just as busy as I put together my year-end top ten and awards but it’s worth it. Your support of my work means so much to me and I truly appreciate it. On this Thanksgiving,…"From Me to You, Have a Happy Thanksgiving!"
The gloves come off in Bill Nye: Science Guy as the noted scientist takes on those who are more than just anti-science. Many of us grew up with knowing Bill Nye as “The Science Guy” but there’s a fierceness to the scientist that’s shown in this documentary. It’s not a fierceness in the typical sense of being angry but he’s not afraid to take the gloves off and face the science deniers like the most…"Bill Nye: Science Guy – The Gloves Come Off"
Stand-up comedian Gilbert Gottfried is the subject of Gilbert, a new documentary from director Neil Berkeley. Gottfried has been well-known in the comedy scene for quite some time and while his personality can put off some people, the comedian has found a way to re-invent himself to the surprise of many. Berkeley’s documentary provides for a view of the comedian that many of us aren’t used to seeing. None of us are used to seeing…"Gilbert: An Intimate View of Gilbert Gottfried"
Given the accusations against him, Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor has made the decision to quit his role in the Amazon series as Maura Pfefferman. The news of Tambor quitting the series comes following Transgender Awareness Week and one day before the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Tambor gave a statement to Deadline: “Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,” the Emmy winning actor told Deadline on Sunday.…"Transparent: Jeffrey Tambor Quits Series"
BPM (Beats Per Minute) is a touching and poignant drama that could just as easily play as a documentary. Directed by Robin Campillo from a screenplay co-written with Philippe Mangeot, the film stars Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, and Antoine Reinartz Set in Paris, a group of Act Up-Paris activists have decided to take the fight to the streets. Nathan (Valois) is new to the group and his worldview is soon affected by the radical…"BPM (Beats Per Minute) is Touching, Poignant"
Lisa Cordileone spoke with Solzy at the Movies on Thursday about the current crowdfunding campaign for Freelancers Anonymous. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Lisa Cordileone: Thank you! Great! Keeping good and busy. Freelancers Anonymous is turning to crowdfunding through Seed & Spark as a way of financing post-production. Before we discuss the campaign, what inspired you and co-writer Amy Dellagiarino come up with the screenplay? Lisa Cordileone: …"Lisa Cordileone talks Freelancers Anonymous"