The Top Unreleased Films of 2017

As is the case every year, there’s a number of films premiering during the festival circuit but don’t see a release until the following year.  In some instances, this could be because of how long it takes to acquire a distributor. If some of these films had gotten an official theatrical release, make no mistake that they’d have found a spot in my top 20 films of the year and maybe even the top ten.…

"The Top Unreleased Films of 2017"

My Favorite Films of Summer 2017

With an end to the 2017 summer movie season, it’s time to round up my favorite films of this summer.  While I was credentialed for both the Chicago Critics Film Festival, the Fantasia International Film Festival, and remotely covered a few films selected for the Flyover Film Festival, I am not including any of those films unless they’ve been released in theaters, video on demand, or Digital HD. I’ll start with the documentaries.  I’ve seen…

"My Favorite Films of Summer 2017"

Flyover Film Festival: Beauty Mark tackles childhood abuse

Beauty Mark, which recently won a Special Jury Prize for actress Auden Thornton’s breakout performance at the 2017 LA Film Festival, plays tonight as the closing night film at the 2017 Flyover Film Festival in Louisville, Ky. Written and directed by Harris Doran, the film stars Auden Thornton, Catherine Curtin, Laura Bell Bundy, Jeff Kober, Madison Iseman, and Deirdre Lovejoy. Auden Thornton stars as Angie.  She’s struggling with her convenience store job while having to…

"Flyover Film Festival: Beauty Mark tackles childhood abuse"

Auden Thornton talks Beauty Mark, Louisville

Actress Auden Thornton spoke with Solzy at the Movies yesterday about her role as Angie in Beauty Mark, which is screening this Friday night during the closing night of the Flyover Film Festival. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Auden Thornton:  Good.  How was Detroit? It was amazing and I had a lot of silent F bombs but it was very well done. Auden Thornton:  Awesome!  I’m so…

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Harris Doran talks Beauty Mark, filming in Louisville

New York-based filmmaker Harris Doran took some time recently to speak with Solzy at the Movies about Beauty Mark, which is playing this week during the 2017 Flyover Film Festival, and filming in Louisville, Ky. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Harris Doran:  Good.  How are you? I’m doing well.  You’re gearing up for the screening of Beauty Mark at the 2017 Flyover Film Festival. Will this be…

"Harris Doran talks Beauty Mark, filming in Louisville"