The Social Dilemma: The Dark Side of Social Media

The Social Dilemma, which premiered during Sundance in January, takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the dark side of social media. It’s no secret by now that social media can come with negative consequences.  People choose what they want to share.  For me, I choose to share links to what I write, news articles, and photos.  But even then, I won’t share something that I wouldn’t want to say in public.  The question…

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Max Barbakow and Andy Siara talk Palm Springs

Max Barbakow and Andy Siara spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about Palm Springs, which launches July 10 on Hulu. Palm Springs premiered in January during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin, and Peter Gallagher.  Max Barbakow directs from a script written by Andy Siara. Palm Springs will be released on Hulu while also playing briefly at drive-in…

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Meredith Hagner talks Palm Springs, Quarantine Life

Meredith Hagner spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone to discuss Palm Springs, which will be launching on Hulu on July 10. In the film, Hagner portrays Misty, the girlfriend of Nyles (Andy Samberg).  You can also find the actress currently starring in season 3 of Search Party on HBO Max. Palm Springs comes out in mid-July on Hulu. What was it about the script that attracted you to the project? Meredith Hagner:…

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SXSW 2020: Bridget Moloney talks Blocks

Writer-director Bridget Moloney spoke with Solzy at the Movies last week about her short film, Blocks, which was selected to screen during SXSW. The short film is available through Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection from April 27-May 6, 2020. How thrilled were you when Blocks was selected to screen at SXSW? Bridget Moloney: I screamed when I saw the email. I was in a parking lot of Party City looking for…

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To The Stars Is Now Available

To The Stars, which first premiered during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, is now available for audiences to watch from the comfort of their homes. I had the opportunity to speak with director Martha Stephens and co-leads Kara Hayward and Liana Liberato. My five-star review as it ran last year during Sundance: To The Stars is a beautifully crafted coming-of-age story set in 1960s rural Oklahoma and continues the trend of deeply affecting films shot…

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Hillary: Four Hours Is Worth It For Clinton

Whether or not you’re a fan of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Hulu documentary series offers insight into both her life and marriage. The four-part documentary series runs in at 253 minutes.  It’s a worthy commitment to binge-watch in one day but the decision is totally worth it.  It’s how I spent my Sunday afternoon following the end of a very long week. Before I go any further, I’ll disclaim that I am…

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John Swihart talks Dinner in America

Film and television composer John Swihart spoke with Solzy at the Movies during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival about working on Dinner in America. How thrilled are you to be back at Sundance with Dinner in America? John Swihart: I’m pretty psyched. This movie was a lot of fun. It’s always fun to find out your film made it onto the list to get premiered here so we’re really excited about it. How did you…

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Sundance 2020: The Solzy Awards

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival has come and gone but a number of films left their impression on me by the time that the film festival ended. The altitude hit me a bit more than expected this year.  As such, I didn’t get to see as many films as I would have preferred to see.  There were times this year that required sleeping in if it meant staying as healthy as I possibly could during…

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Kitty Green talks The Assistant

Writer-director Kitty Green sat down with Solzy at the Movies last week to discuss her new film, The Assistant, from Bleecker Street. The Assistant is currently playing in theaters after screening in the Spotlight program during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. How thrilled were you to premiere The Assistant at Telluride and then be selected for Sundance? Kitty Green: I’m not sure. Thrilled is a weird word. I knew that Telluride was an interesting place…

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Sundance 2020: Falling

Viggo Mortensen’s feature directorial debut, Falling, benefits from having a superb performance from actor Lance Henriksen. When we first meet Willis (Lance Henriksen), we can immediately tell that he’s a character from a different era.  The more that we learn about him, the more we truly begin to know why: he has dementia.  One moment, Willis can be living in the present.  The next minute, he’ll be shouting for a wife who is no longer…

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