Sundance 2020: The Shorts Program

Solzy at the Movies previewed a number of shorts that screened in the shorts programs during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Meats Ashley Williams certainly couldn’t have picked a better project for her directorial debut.  Imagine being a vegan but finding yourself having strong cravings for eating meat.  What would you do in such a predicament?  For Lane (Ashley Williams), it’s eat as much meat as you possibly can.  Lane considers herself to be an…

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SXSW 2019: Shrill

Shrill stars Aidy Bryant as Annie Easton in this six-episode comedy series streaming on Hulu this weekend following the SXSW world premiere. We get to know Annie (Aidy Bryant) and her circle of friends, family, and co-workers over the course of six episodes.  She’s the assistant calendar editor for the The Weekly Thorn.  Annie would rather take on more duties like actually having the opportunity to write articles.  Her boss, Gabe (John Cameron Mitchell), is…

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Izzy Gets the F Across Town is messy

Izzy Gets the F Across Town may mean well but the small indie comedy tends to be a bit of a mess. Mackenzie Davis does her best to carry the film in the titular role of Izzy but it’s not enough to keep the film going.  Given where she is at the start of the film, it’s as if the film is the indie version of the classic comedy, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.  We go from…

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