The Oath: Ike Barinholtz’ Political Satire Hits DVD

A headline that sounds like it can only be ripped from the likes of The Onion, The Oath is the perfect political satire for the Trump era. Imagine every American being asked to sign an oath that states: “I pledge my loyalty to my President and my country and vow to defend them from enemies, both foreign and domestic.”  This is what writer-director Ike Barinholtz is asking us by watching The Oath.  It’s a new political…

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The Oath: The Satire for the Trump Era

A headline that sounds like it can only be ripped from the likes of The Onion, The Oath is the perfect political satire for the Trump era. Imagine every American being asked to sign an oath that states: “I pledge my loyalty to my President and my country and vow to defend them from enemies, both foreign and domestic.”  This is what writer-director Ike Barinholtz is asking us by watching The Oath.  It’s a new political…

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Fantasia 2018: Four Films I Want To See

The 2018 installment of the Fantasia International Film Festival is just around the corner.  Here are some of the picks that Solzy at the Movies anticipates. One of the films I’m most looking forward to is The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot.  The film stars Sam Elliott, who delivered an astonishing performance in The Hero last year, as a World War 2 veteran.  Not just any old veteran but the one who…

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CCFF 2018: Searching

Searching is an intense roller coaster of a thriller that takes place on entirely on computer and smartphone screens. We’re quickly caught up on the backstory of the Kim family, including late wife Pam (Sara Sohn).  Watching her battle with lymphoma play out in a matter of mere moments doesn’t do it justice.  There are the typical first day of school photos or piano lessons.  The early minutes of the film are tame compared to…

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Gemini: Lola Kirke is A Star

Aaron Katz’s Gemini is a film that should be seen as offering social commentary on media in the digital age. When Heather (Zoë Kravitz) decides she doesn’t want to work on an upcoming movie, her assistant, Jill (Lola Kirke), soon finds herself in hot water.  It’s not because of anything that Jill did.  In fact, it’s because of coming back to Heather’s home and finding a dead body on the ground.  It paves the way…

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