A number of short films are screening during the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and they deserve as much attention as the feature films. The Other Morgan This film quickly rose up to the top of my list of SXSW short films after viewing. It’s a hysterically absurd comedy. A young exterminator (Alison Rich) learns that there’s another version of her (Mary Holland) out in the world. As you can imagine, she begins to question all…"SXSW 2021: Short Films Recap"
A bowling alley manager rises up to the challenge in Kendall Goldberg’s feature directorial debut, When Jeff Tried to Save the World. Let’s get one thing out of the way first. This film may be set at a bowling alley but it is not a bowling movie. It’s a film about rising up to the challenge of saving the things we love the most. The World in the film’s title refers to Winky’s World rather…"When Jeff Tried to Save the World"
Actor Jim O’Heir spoke to me early this afternoon in a phone call lasting nearly 15 minutes. Our conversation covered Parks and Recreation, Middle Man, and baseball. He is currently starring in Middle Man, playing in select theaters this weekend. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are you doing? Jim O’Heir: Good. When I last interviewed you two years ago, you were starring in the final season of Parks and Recreation and…"INTERVIEW: Jim O’Heir talks Middle Man, Parks and Recreation"
Parks and Recreation alumnus Jim O’Heir displays his range in the indie film, Middle Man, due out in select theaters this weekend. Written and directed by Ned Crowley, Middle Man stars O’Heir, Andrew J. West, Josh McDermitt, Anne Dudek, and Tracey Walter. Everybody who is anybody has a dream of being famous. For Lenny Freeman, he wants to be a stand-up comedian even though he’s simply not funny. After his mom dies, he heads out…"Middle Man: Comedy can be Killer"