Nearly 26 years following its theatrical release, Titanic is making its arrival on 4K Ultra HD with two different sets for purchase. Had I known that the film would be arriving this year on 4K Ultra HD, I wouldn’t have reviewed it earlier this summer. In any event, this is a 4K UHD release that is stacked with bonus features (scroll down to see what they are). As far as I can tell, the new…"Titanic Sets Sail on 4K Ultra HD"
Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford is a brilliant new documentary about the cinematic icon and iconic actor. “It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.” – Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) If there’s something I’ve learned from watching the many Laurent Bouzereau documentaries through the years, it’s to never be disappointed. Sure enough, the filmmaker comes through yet again with a very informative documentary about not only Indiana Jones the character but Harrison Ford…"Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford"
The Hunger Games Franchise SteelBook Collection is exclusively available at Walmart for fans to bring home in 4K Ultra HD. The collection went on sale in early November and features the four previous films on 4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital. It is timed to last month’s release of the franchise prequel, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. While the films have been made together as a bundle collection before on 4K…"The Hunger Games Franchise SteelBook Collection: A Walmart Exclusive"
The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2023 honor the best of the documentary films that were released during the past year. I’m a member of the Critics Choice Association’s Documentary Branch so I usually watch a good number of documentaries during the year. Instead of waiting until next week, I’ve decided to go ahead and announce the winners today. I’m not awarding a winner in the categories of biographical or sports this year because it’s…"The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2023"
May December revisits a notorious scandal as an actress arrives in Georgia in order to research a role in an upcoming film. If the film’s plot sounds familiar, that’s because it’s basically the story of Mary Kay Letourneau. The main difference is that Gracie Atherton-Yoo (Julianne Moore) and Joe Yoo (Charles Melton) conducted their affair at a pet shop, not a school. In any event, Elizabeth Berry (Natalie Portman) has hit up their Savannah, Georgia…"May December Revisits 1990s Scandal With Humor"
Randy Schoenberg and Matthew Mishory spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the new documentary, Fioretta, opening in theaters. The film traces back through 500 years of Randy’s ancestry across various countries in Europe. It says something about how the Jews were forced to move around from one country or another because of antisemitism. I had a lot more to say about the film in my review, of course. If you’re not familiar with Randy,…"Randy Schoenberg, Matthew Mishory talk Fioretta"
The new film from Promising Young Woman filmmaker Emerald Fennell, Saltburn, is a film that will not be for everyone. I delayed writing my review because I wasn’t really sure what to say about the film. Truth be told, I still don’t know what to say about the film. What I can say for certain is that there are scenes in this film that will leave people cringing. That was certainly the case when I…"Saltburn Won’t Be For Everyone"
Max announced the list of films, series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service during December 2023. Max announces programming coming to the platform this December, including the HBO Original comedy special LEO REICH: LITERALLY WHO CARES?! (12/16), the comedian’s first solo stand-up special debuts this December. Following rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and an Off-Broadway run, this self-diagnosed important young mind faces the swirling uncertainty of our collective future, asking…"Max: Coming and Leaving in December 2023"
Wish, the newest Walt Disney Animation Studios feature, celebrates 100 years of magic and wonder by bringing the Disney nostalgia. Please make sure to stay for the scene at the end of the credits. The other fun thing about the credits is how the film pays homage to the animated films that came before. Wish owes a solid amount to what came before. We see this through the decision to bookend the film with a…"Wish: Disney Celebrates 100 Years of Magic and Wonder"
The troubles for Maestro started not with the first images of ethnic cosplay but as soon as Bradley Cooper won over Jake Gyllenhaal. I wish I could take credit for coining “ethnic cosplay” as a term but no, I can’t. It was used by a colleague after the release of first-look images in 2022. In my opinion, the remarks still hold up today. The push for authentic representation in Hollywood somehow does not include Jews.…"Maestro: A Showcase of Ethnic Cosplay in Leonard Bernstein Biopic"