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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Kitty Green talks The Assistant

Writer-director Kitty Green sat down with Solzy at the Movies last week to discuss her new film, The Assistant, from Bleecker Street. The Assistant is currently playing in theaters after screening in the Spotlight program during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. How thrilled were you to premiere The Assistant at Telluride and then be selected for Sundance? Kitty Green: I’m not sure. Thrilled is a weird word. I knew that Telluride was an interesting place…

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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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Sundance 2020: Falling

Viggo Mortensen’s feature directorial debut, Falling, benefits from having a superb performance from actor Lance Henriksen. When we first meet Willis (Lance Henriksen), we can immediately tell that he’s a character from a different era.  The more that we learn about him, the more we truly begin to know why: he has dementia.  One moment, Willis can be living in the present.  The next minute, he’ll be shouting for a wife who is no longer…

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Sundance 2020: Shirley

Shirley sees filmmaker Josephine Decker returning to Sundance with a period drama that features strong performances from its acting ensemble. Fred (Logan Lerman) and Rose (Odessa Young) are moving to a small college town in Vermont as Fred hopes to land a job at the local college.  Before they know it, professor Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg) offers them free room and board.  It comes with something of a catch because it means Rose must clean…

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Sundance 2020: The Nowhere Inn

The Nowhere Inn aims to put a different perspective on the music documentary genre but manages to miss the mark in bringing something new. Annie Clark aka St. Vincent asks best friend Carrie Brownstein to direct a documentary about her.  The goal is a documentary about her music, touring life, and the musician’s on-stage persona.  But in making this documentary, their friendship ultimately gets tested to the point of maybe not even surviving the film. …

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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: Kajillionaire

Kajillionaire is a heist movie that follows a family of con artists living in Los Angeles and struggling to keep a roof over their head. Robert (Richard Jenkins) and Theresa Dyne (Debra Winger) are con artists.  They’ve raised their daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to follow them into the family business.  It may not be the best life but it’s the life they have for themselves.  The family owes money while also living in…

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