TIFF 2018: Widows

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…

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Wind River: A Chilling, Character-Driven Thriller

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…

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Brendan Muldowney talks Pilgrimage

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…

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Baby Driver: Does the Edgar Wright film need a sequel?

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…

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Baby Driver: Music drives Edgar Wright’s Action Thriller

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…

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