Judd Apatow’s new pandemic comedy, The Bubble, is the pandemic comedy that we’ve been waiting for and it is perfection. The Bubble follows the making of Cliff Beasts 6: Battle for Everest: Memories of a Requim. It’s the 6th film in one of the largest dinosaur franchises in cinematic history. Think a C-franchise version of Jurassic Park. Everyone is staying at the same hotel where there is no interaction with anyone else while quarantining. What…"The Bubble: The Be-All, End-All Pandemic Comedy"
Today is the Transgender Day of Visibility, or TDOV for short, in 2022 and the state of things in America could not be any worse. I am an Orthodox Jewish transgender woman and frequently use these pages to write about film and television. Sometimes, my words are on other outlets like Below the Line or elsewhere. But right now, I cannot stay silent even though I would prefer nothing more than to just discuss film…"Transgender Day of Visibility – TDOV 2022"
No Strings Attached, directed by Ivan Reitman, was the first of two sex friends romantic comedies to be released in 2011. With everything going on in early 2021, you couldn’t blame me for missing the tenth anniversary. Same goes for Friends with Benefits. The other film opened six months later but it’s the better of the two films. No Strings Attached turned out to be the penultimate film directed by Ivan Reitman. It’s in the…"No Strings Attached: Another Sex Friends Rom-Com"
Moon Knight is the newest Marvel series to hit Disney+ but there’s not much here in terms of Marc Spector’s Jewish origins in the comics. Press were given the first four episodes to screen in advance. To date, this is the most for any Marvel series ahead of its premiere. That the series launches after their licensed Netflix series came back home means that this is also the most mature to date. I should note…"Moon Knight: The Newest Marvel Disney+ Series"
The Last Waltz is considered to be one of the greatest concert films in history and now joins the Criterion Collection in 4K Ultra HD. At the time of its Thanksgiving 1976 filming, the concert was advertised as their farewell. The quintet consisted of Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson. They would stay together through their breakup in 1977. Robertson did not join when the group reunited in 1983. This film truly…"The Last Waltz Gets a Criterion 4K UHD Release"
The Walt Disney Company is very public in their response to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signing the Don’t Say Gay bill into law. It’s an about face from Bob Chapek’s initial comments about being behind the scenes. There was a company-wide LGBTQ walkout in response to Disney not doing enough to stand up against hatred in Florida. “Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never…"Disney Responds To Don’t Say Gay Law"
CODA became the little film that could and went from Sundance darling to Oscar-winning Best Picture of the Year in over a year. In winning Best Picture, the Sundance award winner also became the first streaming movie to take Best Picture of the Year. Remember when Steven Spielberg said streaming movies shouldn’t win or something like that? I’d say that the Academy just proved him wrong. Netflix had Best Picture nominees in recent years with…"CODA Makes History at Oscars, Bob Saget Snubbed"
The 94th Oscars are here and make their return for the first time in two years to an in-person ceremony at the Dolby Theatre. In a perfect world, I’d start publishing updates in about an hour from now. However, the powers that be are screwing up the broadcast by treating eight categories like crap. We will not let them forget this disaster. It will not do anything to increase viewership. If anything, it is causing…"94th Oscars: The Winners (Live Updates)"
Solzy at the Movies presents predictions for the 94th Oscars as the Academy Awards will be aired tonight on ABC, for better or worse. If you are participating in any pools, please be advised that the Oscars will start being announced during the red carpet. Make sure to follow the social media channels because the Oscars will announce them on social media well before the live telecast begins. It is one of the worst mistakes…"94th Academy Awards Predictions – Oscars Watch"
Because of the Utah transgender athlete ban, I will have no choice but to boycott the future editions of the Sundance Film Festival. An increasing number of states have decided to ban transgender athletes from playing sports. This is certainly unacceptable. As a transgender American, I cannot in good conscience spend money in any of these states where anti-trans hate is on the books. Moreover, I cannot in good conscience cover film festivals within these…"Sundance 2023: I’m Boycotting Due to Utah Trans Athlete Ban"