With a film that pays homage to Japanese cinema, Wes Anderson has done it again with the crowd-pleasing stop-motion animated feature, Isle of Dogs. Isle of Dogs is as much the story of Chief (Bryan Cranston) and Spots (Liev Schreiber) as it is 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin). Although it left him in a three-year coma, Atari had survived an accident while his parents perished. He was left as a ward to his uncle, Mayor…"Isle of Dogs: Wes Anderson Does It Again"
Activist Daryle Lamont Jenkins chatted with Solzy at the Movies about Alt-Right: Age of Rage during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Thanks for joining us. How is your SXSW? Daryle Lamont Jenkins: This is my very first SXSW. I haven’t got a chance to take in everything yet but hopefully I can. I’ve always wanted to come down here for 20 years or so but certainly didn’t have the money or the time. Now I…"SXSW 2018: Daryle Lamont Jenkins talks Alt-Right: Age of Rage"
Actress Madeline Walter stopped by Solzy at the Movies to discuss her role in Cold War. The indie comedy will be released on Digital HD and Video On Demand platforms on Friday, April 6th. Thanks for joining us today. How are things treating you? Madeline Walter: Things are good, thanks! My husband and I both recently traded the same cold back and forth for a couple weeks, so we were really living that Cold War…"Madeline Walter talks Cold War"
Eric Juhola stopped by Solzy at the Movies to discuss the Kickstarter campaign for Growing Up Coy. Thanks for joining us today. How are things treating you? Eric Juhola: You’re welcome and THANK YOU for your questions! With our final 5 days of the crowdfunding ahead, I’m anxious, excited, nervous, and hopeful 🙂 Where did the idea for the Growing Up Coy documentary come from and what made you feel like the person to direct…"Eric Juhola talks Growing Up Coy"
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel is the documentary that tells the story of the underdog team that shook the hearts of Jews across the globe. It wasn’t just that Team Israel grabbed the hearts of Jewish baseball fans but they were never expected to go as far as they did. When Team Israel won the qualifier over Great Britain in 2016 and advanced to the the 2017 World Baseball Classic, MLB reporter Jonathan…"Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel Swings For The Fences"
A dark comedy about meaning and connection, Flower gives actress Zoey Deutch a big opportunity with a star-making role. Erica Vandross (Zoey Deutch), a defiant 17-year old, lives with her mother, Laurie, (Kathryn Hahn) and Laurie’s boyfriend Bob (Tim Heidecker). With her father in prison, Erica goes around town with her friends, Kala (Dylan Gelula) and Claudine (Maya Eshet), to blackmail police officers. Bob’s son, Luke, moves in with them after he gets out of rehab. …"Flower: Zoey Deutch is A Star In The Making"
Oscar winner Alicia Vikander gets the opportunity to kick ass in Tomb Raider in what is no doubt the best film based on a video game in quite some time. Films based on video games usually go one of two ways–they are good or they are downright awful. What Tomb Raider does is allow for Lara Croft do get a new origin story on screen in a way that reboots the franchise. Vikander takes the…"Tomb Raider: Alicia Vikander Is An Action Hero"
The Dawn Wall tells the inspiring true story of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson as they seek to climb the Dawn Wall of El Capitan. This is a wall that nobody had ever attempted to climb before but it gave Tommy a goal. The military veteran had come off of the hostility and tension that came after eight years in a relationship. Climbing just wasn’t enough for the two of them. His first wife ended up…"SXSW 2018: The Dawn Wall"
The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man offers a glimpse into the many stranger-than-life stories about comedian Bill Murray. This is a film that took director Tommy Avallone across the country and even to the United Kingdom in order to collect all these crazy-but-true Bill Murray stories. He heard his first Bill Murray story over a decade ago–it was the one about Murray covering someone’s eyes and telling them that their friends…"SXSW 2018: The Bill Murray Stories"
Man on Fire offers a glimpse at life in Grand Saline, Texas, where a white preacher Charles Moore killed himself in 2014. Moore’s life came to an end in 2014 with an act described as self-immolation. Self-immolation is described as the the killing of one’s self, usually by lighting their self on fire. At the time of his suicide, if you want to call it that, Moore was an elderly white man and it is…"San Luis Obispo: Man on Fire (Slamdance 2018)"