The Switch’s Amy Fox responds to Pose series order on FX

In October, The Switch series creator, Amy Fox, responded to FX’s initial press release of the transgender talent being cast as series regulars on Pose.  It was officially announced today that FX picked up the Ryan Murphy-created Pose to series. “This is great but Trans people already made a TV series with 5 trans *stars*,” Fox tells Solzy at the Movies in a statement. “The sitcom The Switch broadcast in 2016 and is now on iTunes…

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The Solzy Awards for 2017

In selecting The Solzy Awards for 2017 in Film, some of the categories were so competitive in which they forced a tie because I wasn’t able to select just one. Rather than select just a top ten, I decided to go for twenty in choosing the Solzy Awards for 2017.  I saw over 250 films this year so limiting my list to just a top ten didn’t seem right because there’s a solid ten films…

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Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle: 2017 CIFCC Awards Nominations

Capping off their second year as a recognized awards-voting body, the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, a group which I helped found and participate as a proud member, has announced their nominees for the second annual CIFCC Awards.  The 26 voting members completed ballots with the goal of three final nominees in 21 categories.  They will commence a final round of voting ending on December 29, 2017 with winners announced on December 30, 2017. Leading all films…

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Oscars: Visual Effects Shortlist Announced for Academy Awards

As we get inch closer to the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the shortlist of ten films that remain running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards to be held this March.   Alien: Covenant Blade Runner 2049 Dunkirk Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Kong: Skull Island Okja The Shape of Water Star Wars: The Last Jedi Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets War for…

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Oscars: A Fantastic Woman makes Foreign Language shortlist

A Fantastic Woman, starring actress Daniela Vega, was among nine films that advanced to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the Oscars.  The nine films were narrowed down from 92 submissions. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Chile, “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, director Germany, “In the Fade,” Fatih Akin, director Hungary, “On Body and Soul,” Ildikó Enyedi, director Israel, “Foxtrot,” Samuel Maoz, director Lebanon, “The Insult,”…

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24th SAG Awards: Nominations announced for Screen Actors Guild

The nominees for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2017, as well as the honorees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.  The SAG Awards actor nominations were announced by a very enthusiastic pairing of Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn. The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild…

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Women Film Critics Circle announces 2017 Nominations

The Women Film Critics Circle announced the nominations for the best movies of 2017 by and about women, and outstanding achievements by women, who get to be rarely honored historically, in the industry.  The WFCC is comprised of women film critics and scholars who came together in 2004 to form the first women critics’ organization in the United States, in the belief that women’s perspectives and voices in film criticism need to be recognized fully.  A presentation…

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23rd Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Announced

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced  the nominees for the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards this morning. The winners will be revealed live at the Critics’ Choice Awards gala on Thursday, January 11, 2018.  The ceremony will be broadcast live on the CW from 8-10 PM ET. FILM NOMINATIONS FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS  BEST PICTURE The Big Sick Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk…

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The Light of the Moon: A Timely Film about Surviving

With a story about surviving sexual assault, The Light of the Moon may perhaps be one of the most timeliest films of the year. The long awaited directorial debut from writer/director Jessica M. Thompson is a very important film with a cast includes Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Stahl-David, Conrad Ricamora, and Catherine Curtin. The Light of the Moon takes place over the span of six weeks after Latina architect Bonnie (Beatriz) makes her way back home after…

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A Bad Idea Gone Wrong: A Heist Comedy

A Bad Idea Gone Wrong offers Matt Jones the chance to show what he can do in a feature film as a major supporting player. The film marks the feature film directorial debut for writer/director Jason Headley.  It went on to take the Grand Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Cast for a Narrative Feature at the SXSW Film Festival.  As feature debuts go, this one is pretty solid.  Headley works with a very minimal cast…

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