Summer Movie Season: 2018 Winners and Losers

With Labor Day weekend marking the end of the summer and official Awards Season kickoff, I’m going to take a look at some of this year’s summer winners and losers.  The definition of what a summer movie has changed over the years.  Instead of the first Friday of May kicking summer off at the box office, the season started at the end of April. Winner: Documentaries With films such as RBG, Won’t You Be My…

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Destination Wedding: My RSVP is No

Destination Wedding may offer what the title says but this film isn’t the romantic comedy that audiences are hoping for. Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder star as Frank and Lindsay.  The two have an awkward meet-cute while waiting for their flight to depart at the gate.  From then on, it’s all downhill from there.  Once they get on the place, they find themselves forced to sit next to each other because of course they do. …

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45th Telluride Film Festival Lineup Announced

The Telluride Film Festival announced their lineup this morning for the 45th installment running Friday, August 31-Monday September 3, 2018.  This year’s program will include over sixty feature films, short films and revival program. “I could not be more pleased with the program lineup for the 45th Telluride Film Festival,” said Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger. “The storytelling brought by this amazing group of filmmakers is both tender and fierce. They are able to…

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The Little Stranger: A Hit Or Miss Film

In spite of the cast involved, The Little Stranger is one of those films that is neither compelling nor captivating if you’re not a fan of the genre. The film is told in flashbacks as we’re introduced to Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson).  He answers the call to treat a young maid, Betty (Liv Hill), working for the Ayres family at Hundreds Hall.  It just so happens that this very facility is the some place in which his…

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John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection is a fascinating sports documentary about one of the greatest tennis players of all time. McEnroe is one of the more interesting figures in tennis let alone the world of sports.  Far too many of us know him for his famed temper.  He’s not afraid of being self-deprecating and make fun of himself to this extent.  Anger Management, for example.  If you’re tuning in expecting the 94 minute…

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Kin: 1980s-esque Sci-Fi Thriller With An Indie Vibe

Kin may mix together so many themes throughout the film while remaining a throwback to the 1980s sci-fi thrillers but with an indie film vibe. Eli (Myles Truitt) is an adopted teenager living with construction supervisor Hal Solinski (Dennis Quaid).  With no mom in the picture, it’s up to Hal to enforce some rules onto his adoptive son.  Unfortunately for Hal, Eli is the type who gets into trouble at school.  While exploring an abandoned building straight…

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Madeline’s Madeline: The Definition of Art House

With a standout performance from newcomer Helena Howard, Madeline’s Madeline lives up to the very definition of art house cinema. Madeline (Helena Howard) is a member of a theater troupe that plays more to the physical side of acting.  There’s a lot of method to the director Evangeline’s (Molly Parker) approach.  The director’s approach, rooted in improvisation, probably isn’t the best idea for this young woman.  Because having been diagnosed with some sort of mental illness, Madeline’s…

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Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian talk Searching

Searching director/co-writer Aneesh Chaganty and co-writer Sev Ohanian sat down with Solzy at the Movies a few months ago following a festival screening of the film.  The film is expanding this weekend from a limited to wide release, Searching took home the Audience Award for the NEXT program at Sundance.  Can you talk about what sort of thrill it was to take home this honor after premiering the film at the festival? Aneesh Chaganty:  Yeah,…

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Boy Meets World cast discuss Favorite Memories

The core cast of Boy Meets World reunited together on stage for the first time during Wizard World Chicago on Friday, August 24th.  The panel, full of audience questions, panel ran nearly an hour.  There were laughs and tears. During the Q&A, an audience member asked the Boy Meets World cast what some of the favorite memories that they still have to this day from working on the show. When Danielle Fishel, who starred as…

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Wizard World: The Baker Twins talk Kin

The Baker Twins, Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker, were on hand for a panel during Wizard World Chicago to discuss their upcoming sci-fi film, Kin. The duo, according to Jonathan, originally thought they would pursue a career in comic books.  It’s this thought that made Wizard World Chicago the perfect place for their panel.  The panel preceded a Saturday night advanced screening of Kin, opening in theaters this Friday. Jonathan said that they wanted to…

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