King Richard, the biopic about Richard, Venus, and Serena Williams and family, is one of many Oscar contenders to launch in November. The trick to sports films is that you need to have a nice mix of sports and comedy or drama. This film has the right mix as it tells the story of the Williams family. We see what Richard Williams (Will Smith) went through as he worked to make Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and…"King Richard: Tennis Film Is An Oscar Contender"
Those Who Wish Me Dead is another gripping thriller on one level but it’s also a tale of survival and what we do when we face the odds. The film runs just over an hour and a half but you’re never not on the edge of the seat. It’s thrilling until the very end. I wouldn’t necessarily say that this is a starring vehicle for Angelina Jolie. Jolie might be the first-billed but this film…"Those Who Wish Me Dead: A Tale of Survival"
Ford v Ferrari is one one of the most exhilarating films of 2019 and audiences can now bring the film home today on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, or DVD. Listen, I’m not a racing fan by any means whatsoever. However, this did not stop me from being on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. I didn’t even mind the 152 minute running time mostly because I didn’t even notice it! My cap…"Ford v Ferrari Is Now Available On Home Video"
Ford v Ferrari is an exhilarating crowd-pleaser that should keep audiences on their seat in Ford’s quest to build a winning race car. Race car driver-turned-car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and British-born racer Ken Miles (Christian Bale) are racing legends. We owe a great respect to their efforts in racing because without them, who knows what type of advances Ford would make. Shelby had quit racing sometime prior due to health issues. However, their…"Toronto 2019: Ford v Ferrari"
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a film that could have easily been written by the likes of Mark Twain if the author lived during this era. Saying that Mark Twain could have written this film isn’t an understatement. Not when the large majority of the film sees Zak (Zack Gottsagen) and Tyler (Shia LaBeouf) on an adventure together. Whether it’s by foot or water, the two of them certainly bond with each other. Never more…"The Peanut Butter Falcon: Don’t Miss This One"
A trio of recently widowed women in the city of Chicago follow in their husbands’ footsteps by coming together in Widows. The film has a few things going for it. It’s not just tackling the women coming together and forming a heist of their own a la Ocean’s Eight but there’s also some political commentary. The political commentary comes by way of how traditional Chicago politics are run. We see this in how the Mulligan family…"TIFF 2018: Widows"
Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen take us on a thrilling ride in the the character-driven Wind River. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, Wind River stars Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille, and James Jordan. After writing award-nominated screenplays for Sicario and last year’s Hell or High Water, Sheridan moves back into the director’s chair for his second feature–the chilling Wind River. For Sheridan, it’s the conclusion to a…"Wind River: A Chilling, Character-Driven Thriller"
Brendan Muldowney, who directed the upcoming Pilgrimage, took some time recently to talk about the film with Solzy at the Movies. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Brendan Muldowney: Excellent, thanks. What was it that attracted you to Jamie Hannigan’s screenplay for Pilgrimage? Brendan Muldowney: It was a pitch first before a screenplay. What attracted me was monks in the 13th century dragging a relic across island…"Brendan Muldowney talks Pilgrimage"
In a recent podcast interview, writer-director Edgar Wright mentioned that the studio approached him about making a sequel to Baby Driver. The film was produced on a low-to-mid budget of $34 million and honestly, it doesn’t even need a sequel. It’s good enough standing on its own. “The studio have asked me to think about writing a sequel and it is one of the ones that I might do a sequel to because I think…"Baby Driver: Does the Edgar Wright film need a sequel?"
Baby Driver is one of the best films of the first half of 2017 and director Edgar Wright uses music to the film’s advantage. Written and directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez, with Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx. My initial thought as I watched the movie last Wednesday was that Baby Driver utilizes the music at a level that the Guardians of the Galaxy…"Baby Driver: Music drives Edgar Wright’s Action Thriller"