Director Matt Schrader spoke to Solzy at the Movies on Labor Day ahead of Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD release of Score: A Film Music Documentary. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Matt Schrader: Doing pretty well. Thank you for taking time on your holiday Monday here. It’s very last minute but I’m glad the timing worked. I’m glad the timing worked too. I took a quick break…"Matt Schrader talks Score: A Film Music Documentary"
With an end to the 2017 summer movie season, it’s time to round up my favorite films of this summer. While I was credentialed for both the Chicago Critics Film Festival, the Fantasia International Film Festival, and remotely covered a few films selected for the Flyover Film Festival, I am not including any of those films unless they’ve been released in theaters, video on demand, or Digital HD. I’ll start with the documentaries. I’ve seen…"My Favorite Films of Summer 2017"
Andy Hill took some time recently to speak to Solzy at the Movies about his new book, Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music (Hal Leonard Books). Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Andy Hill: Pretty well, thanks. Having a book newly out is always nervous-making, particularly when it’s on a subject that so many people have strong opinions about. But it’s also exciting. You recently…"Andy Hill talks Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music"
We’ve reached the halfway point of 2017 so that means it’s time to issue the Solzy Awards for Film in 2017 So Far. The two films that really stand out to me at this point in the year are The Big Sick and Baby Driver. I started writing this article prior to seeing The Beguiled when it opened in Chicago on Friday. I debated a lot to myself about whether or not I should include…"The Solzy Awards for Film in 2017 So Far"
Score: A Film Music Documentary, directed by Matt Schrader, played to 60 people on Saturday morning at the Music Box Theater in Chicago. When I screened the movie on Friday afternoon, it immediately jumped to the top of my shortlist for best documentary film in 2017. Financed in part through a Kickstarter campaign, the documentary is amazing but it could be so much more. It’s only 93 minutes but with a better budget, it could…"CCFF: Score: A Film Music Documentary amazes"