SXSW 2019: Desi Lydic talks The Daily Show

Desi Lydic spoke with Solzy at the Movies during a press preview for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library. Interestingly enough, Desi Lydic and I both share the same hometown of Louisville, Ky.  As such, I naturally introduced myself to the comedian during SXSW with the name of the high school that I attended.  We may have gone to rival high schools but it’s okay since we both made…

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C2E2 2019: John Francis Daley talks Freaks and Geeks

Freaks and Geeks star John Francis Daley spoke with Solzy at the Movies while on the red carpet just before the special screening of Stuber during SXSW. Twenty years ago this September, Freaks and Geeks would make its premiere on NBC.  More than a few months later, the series would sadly come to an end.  The legacy of the Paul Feig-created series–executive produced by Judd Apatow–lives on to this day.  For more on that legacy,…

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SXSW 2019: Cast, crew talk Stuber

Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Tripper Clancy, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein spoke with Solzy at the Movies Prior to a special screening of Stuber during SXSW. The print that screened during SXSW was a work-in-progress print.  It will be screened for review closer to release in July.  I found myself sitting next to editor Jonathan Schwartz during the screening.  He’s the same editor who worked on The Spy Who Dumped Me for writer-director Susanna…

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SXSW 2019: Pej Vahdat talks The Day Shall Come

Pej Vahdat spoke on the red carpet with Solzy at the Movies shortly before the start of the world premiere of The Day Shall Come. Can you talk about your role in the movie? Pej Vahdat:  I play Nura. I’m an FBI informant. I can’t say too much because it will give it away.  I play an informant that it is basically after something from the FBI and they’re after something from me.  That’s much…

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The Best of SXSW 2019: Solzy Awards Edition

The 2019 SXSW Film Festival has come and gone but some films and performances have left a lasting impression on my mind. TOP NARRATIVE FEATURES Long Shot Booksmart Good Boys The Garden Left Behind Saint Frances Olympic Dreams Pink Wall Villains Go Back to China The Day Shall Come Extra Ordinary I naturally gravitate towards comedies so it should come as no surprise that many of the films that found their way to the top…

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SXSW 2019: Run This Town

Run This Town tells the story of late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford by way of city employees and an investigative journalist hoping to be the next Bob Woodward. The film starts out with Bram Shriver (Ben Platt) getting a job with The Record.  Journalism isn’t what it once was yet it’s Bram’s dream job.  He’s a guy who would rather be breaking the big stories like Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.  The reality?  Bram is…

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SXSW 2019: The Day Shall Come

The Day Shall Come may be a thrilling satirical look at America’s law enforcement community but it just might leave viewers angry. Set in Miami, Moses Al Shabaz (Marchánt Davis) runs The Star of Six Farm with his wife Venus (Danielle Brooks).  Shabaz has big dreams ahead for the mission including overthrowing the American government.  Him and what army?  Oh, right–his army of four.  This is an army that includes Farmer X (Malcolm Mays), Farmer…

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SXSW 2019: Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window

Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window is among the most unique documentaries to have premiered during this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The film runs just under 70 minutes, making it among the shorter feature-length films during the fest.  To be honest, there isn’t much to this documentary.  Filmmaker Andrew Hevia happened to have found himself in Hong Kong to make a film about an art fair, Art Basel.  This comes on the heels of…

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SXSW 2019: Saint Frances

With charming performances, Saint Frances is a small little indie film from Chicago that manages to tackle some serious issues. Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) starts out her summer by getting an abortion.  She does not feel any guilt about it.  If she does, she choose not to talk about it.  The film depicts her abortion in a way that we really don’t see in other films.  Yeah, it’s a really big decision but one that doesn’t…

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SXSW 2019: Olympic Dreams

Olympic Dreams is the first of its kind as this film takes us into the daily lives of an Olympian and a dentist in an active Olympic Athlete Village. Cross-country skier Penelope (Alexi Pappas) has her first event shortly after the Opening Ceremony takes place during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.  Sometime shortly thereafter, Penelope becomes friends with volunteer dentist Ezra (Nick Kroll).  The two of them start hanging out so much during the…

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