Robin’s Wish takes a detailed look at actor-comedian Robin Williams and his battle with a deadly neurodegenerative disorder known as Lewy Body Dementia. When the news broke of his suicide in August 2014, it was very much a shock to us all. How could a beloved superstar kill himself? The diagnosis wouldn’t come in until two months later when Susan Schneider Williams learned her husband was battling Lewy Body Dementia. More over, this deadly neurodegenerative…"Robin’s Wish: The Final Days of Robin Williams"
Month: August 2020
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson may be another time loop film on paper but the film’s theme makes it incredibly relevant for 2020. A Black teen, Tunde Johnson (Steven Silver), relives the same day repeatedly–always waking up after getting shot and killed by police. Getting killed over and over leads Tunde to confront his own life. Where does he fit in a world that judges him for being Black? Born in Africa, Tunde and his…"Outfest 2020: The Obituary of Tunde Johnson"
Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump is the documentary that Donald J. Trump does not want you to see especially as the election closes in. The film’s chief thesis is the question of whether or not Donald Trump is fit to hold the highest office in the land. The answer to this question is no, of course. Even though this is my opinion, it’s a professional diagnosis form many mental health professionals. A number of…"Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump"
The time-traveling heroes face their next biggest adventure in Bill & Ted Face The Music in a race to save reality as we know it. Two important things to know: the film’s opening recaps the first two films and there is also a scene following the credits. You don’t necessarily need to watch the previous films but it’s up to you to make it a day for Bill & Ted. This is all. When Rufus…"Bill & Ted Face The Music and It Rocks"
Writer-director M.J. Bassett spoke with Solzy at the Movies about her upcoming film, Rogue, which stars Megan Fox and will be available on Friday. M.J. Bassett directs Rogue from a script co-written with her daughter, Isabel. The cast includes Megan Fox, Philip Winchester, Jessica Sutton, Calli Taylor, Brandon Auret, Adam Deacon, and Sisanda Henna. Rogue releases this weekend on Digital/VOD before getting a Blu-ray/DVD release next week. Was a theatrical release in the plans or…"M.J. Bassett talks Rogue, Megan Fox"
Washington, the History Channel miniseries executive produced by Doris Kearns Goodwin and narrated by Jeff Daniels, is now available on DVD. The three-night miniseries first aired over Presidents’ Day weekend in February. The release comes at a time when the nation is grappling with the Founding Fathers’ legacy. Washington features a mix of dramatic recreations and commentary in 258 minutes. We all know the basics about our nation’s first president, George Washington–recreated by Nicholas Rowe. …"Washington: History Miniseries Arrives on DVD"
Writer-director Emma Seligman‘s stupendous feature debut, Shiva Baby, expands on the 2018 short film in one of the most Jewish films to grace the screen. Shiva is a seven-day mourning period in the Jewish religion. This period traditionally starts following the burial. Mourners stay home during this period while family and friends come over to offer condolences. A minyan will usually gather in the afternoon and evening in order for mourners to recite Mourner’s Kaddish…"Outfest 2020: Shiva Baby"
Writer-director Brett Haley spoke with Solzy at the Movies over Zoom about working on his newest Netflix film, All Together Now. All Together Now marks your second project with Netflix. How supportive has Netflix been as a partner? Brett Haley: They’ve been really incredible. I think I like to call these last two movies kind of like what would be a studio movie in the 90s. I think Netflix is kind of filling that void…"Brett Haley talks All Together Now"
Isabel Sandoval spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about her new film, Lingua Franca, being released on Netflix by Array Releasing. The film opens in select theaters and Netflix on August 26, 2020. Lingua Franca is getting released on Netflix this month after a festival run that started last year in Venice. How does it feel to be able to end the festival run on a high note by taking home the…"Isabel Sandoval talks Lingua Franca"
Words on Bathroom Walls explores a high school student’s schizophrenia diagnosis in a way that does not make it a stigma to discuss. If you were to go into the film without knowing anything, I wouldn’t blame you if you thought it was supernatural. We quickly learn that we’re seeing things through Adam’s (Charlie Plummer) eyes. And just as quick, we learn that Adam also suffers from a mental illness. Adam wants to be a…"Words on Bathroom Walls: Charlie Plummer Is A Star"