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…"Toronto 2020: David Byrne’s American Utopia"
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…"Geraldine Viswanathan talks Bad Education"
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…"The Scheme: Christian Dawkins Tells All"
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…"Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections"
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…"SXSW 2020: After Truth"
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…"The Plot Against America Feels Very Realistic"
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…"Dick Cavett, Robert Bader talk Ali & Cavett"
Liberty: Mother of Exiles shines a light on one of the defining symbols of hope and a bastion of our nation’s freedoms: the Statue of Liberty. What directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have done is give us a documentary that spreads a new light on the Statue’s historical past. The creation of the historic monument dates back to 1865 when Édouard René de Laboulaye first proposed a monument for U.S. independence. French sculptor Frédéric Auguste…"Liberty: Mother of Exiles – A Bastion of Freedom"
It would not be unfair to state that the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced Ice on Fire documentary is a horror film because the global climate is at a crossroads. This is yet another climate change film. However, there’s something that is strikingly different about this film. I’ll get to more on this later. There’s some beautiful imagery–don’t get me wrong–but it’s unfortunate the reason. While Leonardo DiCaprio is a brilliant actor, he’s found a way to blend…"Ice on Fire: Climate Crisis Doc is a Horror Film"
With the season 2 finale (“berkman > block) of Barry, the series leaves in a good spot while we wait for the new episodes to return next year on HBO. Barry just finished airing on the east coast. West coast viewers, please wait before reading. While most people are still digesting the Game of Thrones series finale, there’s a dark comedy series ending its second season tonight. Bill Hader is ever the capable triple threat…"Barry: Where do we go after that?"