The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, directed by Frank Marshall, is a career-spanning documentary on the Gibb brothers. Over 1,000 songs. Twenty #1 hits. Barry Gibb appears in new revelatory interviews but Robin and Maurice Gibb only appear in archival footage.  The film makes great use of the archives including footage from recording sessions, concerts, television appearances, and home videos.  This is in addition to interviews with other musicians and record…

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537 Votes Reminds You Why Every Vote Matters

What 537 Votes does is revisit the 2000 Election and in doing so, audiences get to relive the trauma that came with all the chads. Al Gore won Florida.  No, wait a minute, George W. Bush won Florida.  Well, I guess it means time for Gore to concede the election.  The dreaded words: TOO CLOSE TO CALL!  So much for Gore’s concession, we’re going to recount the ballots!  Gore brings in former Secretary of State…

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Bad Education Available On Blu-ray

Hugh Jackman turns in a career performance as a superintendent in Bad Education and the film is now available on Blu-ray. My original film review from the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival: Bad Education features a star-studded cast and tells the incredible true story about what transpired in a prestigious Long Island school district. When Hilltop Beacon reporter Rachel Bhargava (Geraldine Viswanathan) looks into some expense reports for an upcoming Roslyn School District project, she…

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Toronto 2020: David Byrne’s American Utopia

David Byrne’s American Utopia is an absolute joy to watch no matter how familiar you are with Byrne or the Talking Heads. Before I go any further with my review, please make sure to watch the concert film to the very end. Thanks to the joys of technology, it took three attempts to watch this concert film.  After crashing twice on Thursday morning, I decided to make another attempt in the evening.  Rather than continue…

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Geraldine Viswanathan talks Bad Education

Geraldine Viswanathan spoke to Solzy at the Movies on the red carpet prior to the world premiere of Bad Education in Toronto last year. How did working on Bad Education compare to Blockers? Geraldine Viswanathan: I would say pretty different. Blockers was my first American movie and that was more like an ensemble with the girls it was more of a comedy. I feel like this leans more into the dramatic side and this is…

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The Scheme: Christian Dawkins Tells All

Christian Dawkins reveals everything about the biggest scandal to ever hit college basketball in HBO’s newest documentary, The Scheme. A few years ago, the average college basketball fan probably didn’t even know who Dawkins even was.  Now?  Everybody does.  The scandal led to Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino being forced out from the University of Louisville.  Louisville fans probably didn’t want to be in the news again.  Not like this anyway.  After all, they…

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Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections

Whether you’re concerned or not, Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections will have you think twice the next time you enter the ballot booth. I’ve been a longtime proponent of the paper ballot provided there are no hanging chads.  I’m looking at you, Election 2000.  Don’t think we haven’t forgotten the mess.  The fact of the matter is that we cannot depend on using electronics when it comes to voting.  Only a paper…

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SXSW 2020: After Truth

After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News isn’t just an examination of “fake news” but a look into the horrifying consequences. I believe it was President Abraham Lincoln who once said that we shouldn’t believe everything we read on the internet.  The nation’s 16th president most certainly didn’t say those comments but every now and then, a meme circulates around the internet with Lincoln being credited.  However, this film isn’t so much about…

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The Plot Against America Feels Very Realistic

The Plot Against America is a very realistic look at what the early 1940s could have looked like if Charles Lindbergh had been elected as president. What the world could have been.  This is not something any of us really want to think about.  A world without the Holocaust or persecution against Jewry is something I think about all the time.  And yet, it’s very well possible that something like what we see in this…

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Dick Cavett, Robert Bader talk Ali & Cavett

Dick Cavett and Robert S. Bader sat down with Solzy at the Movies during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival to discuss Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes. Almost two years after the film first held its world premiere during SXSW, audiences will be able to watch these two greats go at it against each other.  The film is available to watch on HBO this evening and will later be available to watch on…

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