The Map of Tiny Perfect Things Is A Charmer

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a charming romance story that arrives grounded in the form of yet another time loop film. Time loop films aren’t new but the trick for filmmakers is to make them different from the rest.  Groundhog Day is the golden standard when it comes to the romantic comedy stuck within a time loop.  Most recently, there’s Palm Springs starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti.  The former is over 25…

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Yearly Departed: In Memoriam for 2020

While Yearly Departed featured a top-notch roast, a special musical sequence included everything we said goodbye to in 2020. The biggest surprise of all, and spoiler alert to anybody who didn’t watch yet: Christina Aguilera sings “I Will Remember You” during the In Memoriam tribute to everything we said goodbye to in 2020.  This sequence is no different than the Oscar or Emmy telecasts.  Unfortunately, you have to be paying special attention to see everything…

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Yearly Departed Roasts The Dumpster Fire Of 2020

Yearly Departed, the new all-star comedy special premiering on Amazon Prime Video, roasts the dumpster fire that is the year 2020. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to bid farewell to this dumpster fire year.  Qubi came and went faster than you could say MoviePass!  Sorry, not sorry!  I’m going to include a photo to break between writing because of possible spoilers.  But honestly, I recommend watching before reading.  This is really the best way…

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Sylvie’s Love: A Charming Period Drama

Sylvie’s Love is a charming period drama making its arrival on Amazon Prime after being selected for Sundance earlier this year. The film starts out in the early 1960s before flashing back to 1957.  Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) wants to work in television but for now, she’s spending her summer working at her dad’s record store.  Meanwhile, her fiancé (in an arranged marriage) isn’t back from the war yet.  Looking at the time period, this is…

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Is An October Surprise

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm joins a list of politically charged films that must be watched prior to the Election Day in November. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan–hereafter Borat Subsequent Moviefilm or Borat 2–features some scenes that will certainly shock you.  If you’ve been paying attention to news articles, some appearances will not come as a surprise.  That being said, I’ve been asked not…

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AFI FEST 2020: Uncle Frank

Uncle Frank is a period piece following a closeted gay man who is reluctantly returning home for his father’s funeral and unresolved trauma. While conditions have improved to an extent for the LGBTQ community, things are certainly better than they were in 1973.  This is when South Carolinian teenager Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) heads off to New York University.  The move leads to a reunion with literature professor and Beth’s uncle, Frank (Paul Bettany).  What…

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AFI FEST 2020: Sound of Metal

Riz Ahmed delivers a captivating performance as a heavy metal drummer that is beginning to lose his hearing in Sound of Metal. Within the film’s opening minutes Ruben (Riz Ahmed) is experiencing hearing loss.  At the beginning, the loss is intermittent but as any musician knows from experience, it will only get worse.  This is exactly what happens as the plot moves forward.  However, technology has advanced to where Ruben is set on pursuing a…

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AFI FEST 2020: I’m Your Woman

I’m Your Woman, directed by Julia Hart and starring Rachel Brosnahan, owes its influence to the 1970s classic crime dramas. Here’s the thing about the classic crime dramas: they were told from a man’s point of view.  What Julia Hart and Jordan Horowitz do with their script is change up the genre.  Surburban housewife Jean (Rachel Brosnahan) is front and center in this throwback thriller.  You know it’s a throwback as soon as you see…

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Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés talk All In

Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about their voting rights documentary, All In: The Fight for Democracy. Headlined by Stacey Abrams, this is one of the most essential documentaries of the year.  Amazon opens the film in theaters on September 9 before releasing September 18 on Amazon Prime. All In: The Fight for Democracy is one of the best documentaries this year and especially one of the…

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All In: The Fight for Democracy Is Essential Viewing

All In: The Fight for Democracy is a must-watch documentary–headlined by Stacey Abrams–that explores the history of voter suppression in the United States. “Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote,” President Lyndon Baines Johnson once declared in a Special Message to Congress. The fact that All In is focused on Stacey Abrams is especially telling.  All eyes were on the governor’s race in Georgia back in 2018.  Sure, the election was close…

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