Rather than wait a few more days until the month of December, The Solzy Awards for Documentaries are being honored this month for 2019. Earlier this month, I voted in my first-ever Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards. Some of these awards do match how I voted during the CCDA. However, there were some instances in which my preferred documentary was not a nominee earlier this month. In other instances, some of my categories were not a…"The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2019"
Janice Engel sat down with Solzy at the Movies during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival to discuss Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins. While I was hoping to schedule this interview when the film premiered at Sundance, scheduling didn’t work out. I spoke with Janice Engel on the Tuesday following the Texas premiere. What was it that drew you to tell Molly Ivins’ story? Janice Engel: What drew me to Molly’s story…"SXSW 2019: Janice Engel talks Raise Hell"
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins profiles the late political columnist who was willing to raise hell but also have some fun along the way. There is no better way to present Molly Ivin’s story than by allowing Ivins herself to tell it like it is. While Ivins may no longer be with us, she is able to tell her story by way of archival footage. There’s a lot of archival footage…"Sundance 2019: Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins"
With the 2019 Sundance Film Festival starting up on Thursday night, here are a few of the films that I am excited to see at the Park City film festival. Late Night I’ve had a love of comedy since as long as I can remember. I moved to Chicago for improv/sketch comedy before somehow becoming a film critic. Late Night is hands-down one of my most anticipated films since the lineup was first announced in…"Sundance 2019: My Most Anticipated Films"