Jayne Mansfield may be considered by many to be the poor man’s Marilyn Monroe but she has the talent in The Girl Can’t Help It. It might be hard to believe but without this film, The Beatles might not exist. I mean, sure, they might have come about at some point but not without this film hitting England. Without this film, John Lennon does not meet Paul McCartney in 1957. Rock and roll would never…"The Girl Can’t Help It: A Criterion Collection Beauty"
Daniel Raim spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the new documentary playing in theaters, Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen. Zeitgeist Films released Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen in select theaters starting on April 29. Starting on May 6, the film expands to a number of theaters across the country. This film has been over a decade in the making. When did you first decide you wanted to make a documentary about Fiddler…"Daniel Raim talks Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen"
All My Puny Sorrows filmmaker Michael McGowan and stars Alison Pill and Mare Winningham sat down in a roundtable interview. The roundtable interview took place over Zoom last September during the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. If you haven’t read the big, the film deals with suicide and mental health issues. The stigma surrounding both comes up during the interview. Written and directed by Michael McGowan, the film is based on the best-selling novel by…"All My Puny Sorrows: TIFF Roundtable Interview"
Sarah Dessen’s novel, Along for the Ride, arrives on Netflix in a film adaptation starring Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli. Writer-director Sofia Alvarez is the screenwriter of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and the book was a New York Times bestseller. If you’re a fan of either, you’ll probably be watching regardless of my thoughts. But if you’ve never read Dessen’s books or watched the To All The Boys movies, chances are likely…"Along for the Ride Adaptation Arrives on Netflix"
Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen is a documentary that comes one year after Fiddler on the Roof marked its 50th anniversary. Jeff Goldblum narrates the movie but his contribution is minimal compared to how many cast and crew provide commentary. Filmmaker Daniel Raim conducts original interviews while other clips–such as Oswald Morris–come from archival sources. This is a documentary that is very different from Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles because this one is completely…"Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen: A Must Watch"
Spider-Man might not have been the first comic book adaptation to hit the big screen but the film helped pave the way for the MCU. The film’s 20th anniversary comes as Sam Raimi is opening up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Because of licensing, Raimi’s Spider-Man films didn’t feature any characters unless the license was owned by Sony Pictures, of course. This why a fan like me was happy to see the MCU…"Spider-Man: Sam Raimi Film Turns 20 Years Old"
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sees Doctor Strange journey further into the Multiverse in order to stop an adversary. As is the custom for Marvel films, there is a mid-credit scene and a post-credit scene. The mid-credit scene is important so please do not leave the theater until after this scene if you need to go to the bathroom. I’m going to get into a spoiler-free review here in a moment but the…"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness"
Timothy Simons spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the new Hulu limited series, Candy, and what he learned from starring in Veep. Alongside the actor, Candy stars Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber, and Raúl Esparza. Hulu will launch the limited series on May 9 with new episodes releasing every day through May 13. Tim, it’s so nice to meet you. Timothy Simons: Nice to meet you, too. What was it about the script…"Timothy Simons talks Candy, Veep"
Melanie Lynskey spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the new Hulu limited series, Candy, and staying grounded during awards season. Alongside the actress, Candy stars Jessica Biel, Timothy Simons, Pablo Schreiber, and Raúl Esparza. Hulu will launch the limited series on May 9 with new episodes releasing every day through May 13. Melanie, it’s so good to see you again. Melanie Lynskey: Good to see you, too. How are you? Not too bad. Melanie…"Melanie Lynskey talks Candy, Awards Season"