Summer Movie Season: 2018 Winners and Losers

With Labor Day weekend marking the end of the summer and official Awards Season kickoff, I’m going to take a look at some of this year’s summer winners and losers.  The definition of what a summer movie has changed over the years.  Instead of the first Friday of May kicking summer off at the box office, the season started at the end of April. Winner: Documentaries With films such as RBG, Won’t You Be My…

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Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian talk Searching

Searching director/co-writer Aneesh Chaganty and co-writer Sev Ohanian sat down with Solzy at the Movies a few months ago following a festival screening of the film.  The film is expanding this weekend from a limited to wide release, Searching took home the Audience Award for the NEXT program at Sundance.  Can you talk about what sort of thrill it was to take home this honor after premiering the film at the festival? Aneesh Chaganty:  Yeah,…

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Fantasia 2018: Four Films I Want To See

The 2018 installment of the Fantasia International Film Festival is just around the corner.  Here are some of the picks that Solzy at the Movies anticipates. One of the films I’m most looking forward to is The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot.  The film stars Sam Elliott, who delivered an astonishing performance in The Hero last year, as a World War 2 veteran.  Not just any old veteran but the one who…

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CCFF 2018: Searching

Searching is an intense roller coaster of a thriller that takes place on entirely on computer and smartphone screens. We’re quickly caught up on the backstory of the Kim family, including late wife Pam (Sara Sohn).  Watching her battle with lymphoma play out in a matter of mere moments doesn’t do it justice.  There are the typical first day of school photos or piano lessons.  The early minutes of the film are tame compared to…

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