In presenting the Solzy Awards for Documentaries, this year has proven to be the toughest year ever. It’s so tough that I’m not issuing just one award as I’ve done in years past. As you can see from many of the below winners, Sundance truly kicked off the Year of the Documentary. While it tends to be the case every year, this year proved to be harder than most. I wish I could honor every film…"The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2018"
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…"Summer Movie Season: 2018 Winners and Losers"
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a documentary about Fred Rogers and viewers should be expected to be wildly emotional by the time the film ends. In 1967, Fred Rogers was quoted on camera as saying one of his jobs was “to help children through the difficult modulations in life.” Oh, did he ever. It’s from here that Morgan Neville’s brilliant documentary goes straight into the theme song of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. This is where…"Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – A Look at Fred Rogers"
When the initial lineup for the 2018 SXSW Film Festival was released this week, there were a number of films and documentaries that drew my interest. Some of these were no-brainers like Blockers and The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man. Blockers is the feature directorial debut of Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon. The premise is simple: three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night. I’ve been…"SXSW 2018: A Few Films I Want To See"
Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a new documentary from filmmaker Morgan Neville about the life and work of Mister Fred Rogers. The film has a release date of June 18, 2018. According to a statement released this afternoon from the studio, the emotional and moving documentary will take an intimate look at the man who asked us if we would be his neighbor. “Morgan once again avoids…"Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: Focus acquires Mister Rogers Documentary"