Paula Eiselt talks Under G-d – Sundance 2023

Paula Eiselt spoke with Solzy at the Movies ahead of the premiere of her new film, Under G-d, at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Eiselt returns to the festival a year after the premiere of Aftershock, which she co-directed with Tonya Lewis Lee. This time, the filmmaker is back with another personal film–a documentary short on the Jewish response to the Dobbs decision. Under G-d is screening with the Documentary Shorts Program and will premiere…

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Jillian Bell, Joshua Leonard talk The Drop

Jillian Bell and Joshua Leonard sat down with Solzy at the Movies to discuss their new comedy, The Drop, launching on Hulu. Lex (Anna Konkle) and Mani (Jermaine Fowler) are a young married couple running their dream artisanal bakery in Los Angeles. Both of them are excited about starting a family together in the future. To them, a friend’s destination wedding at a tropical island resort is the perfect opportunity for conceiving a child. After…

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Andreas Kessler talks Nakam

Andreas Kessler spoke with Solzy at the Movies about his short film, Nakam, which recently advanced to the Oscars shortlist. Nakam runs about a half hour and is one of 15 films that advanced in the category of Best Live Action Short. The film is inspired by the story of Jewish partisan Mordechai “Motele” Schlein, a violinist who joined up with a group of partisans after his parents and his sister were deported to Auschwitz.…

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Robert Bader talks Groucho and Cavett

Earlier this month, Robert Bader sat down with Solzy at the Movies to discuss his newest documentary, Groucho & Cavett.  The new documentary focuses on Groucho Marx and his appearances and relationship with Dick Cavett. It will be airing as a part of the American Masters program nationwide on December 27 at 8 PM ET. Check your local PBS affiliate for details. The film will also be available to watch through the American Masters website and the PBS Video App and is available…

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Simone Kessell and Jay Ryan talk Muru – Toronto 2022

Simone Kessell and Jay Ryan sat down with Solzy at the Movies in Toronto to discuss their new film, Muru, playing the fest. This interview probably plays better if one is listening to the audio. Alas, you’ll just have to laugh along while reading the transcript. As a side note, Simone Kessell’s casting in the upcoming season of Yellowjackets came up after the interview wrapped. Muru doesn’t have a US release date yet so I’ve…

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Jovan Adepo and Jean Smart talk Babylon, Damien Chazelle

Jovan Adepo and Jean Smart joined the Babylon cast in a virtual press conference for members of the Critics Choice Association. Brad Pitt was not among the cast participating in the early December press conference. While Damien Chazelle was set to participate, he ended up getting sick and unable to join. TCM’s Dave Karger moderated the press conference and my question below is among those that were picked. Adepo stars as Sidney Palmer while Emmy-winning actress…

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Mary McCartney talks If These Walls Could Sing

Mary McCartney spoke with Solzy at the Movies about her new Abbey Road Studios documentary, If These Walls Could Sing. The film, which covers the entire history of Abbey Road, launches December 16 on Disney+. If These Walls Could Sing is one of my favorite documentaries of the year. How honored were you to premiere the film at Telluride? Mary McCartney: I’m honored that you just said that. Thank you. Telluride was mind-blowing. I’ve never…

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Adam Devine talks Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin

Adam Devine sat down with Solzy at the Movies to discuss the recently released Peacock series, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin. Devine reprises the role of Bumper Allen–originated in Pitch Perfect–in the new-spinoff series. In the new series– developed for television by Megan Amram and Elizabeth Banks–Bumper moves to Berlin after learning one of his songs is a hit in Germany. Devine stars alongside Sarah Hyland, Jameela Jamil, Lera Abova, and Flula Borg. Congrats on…

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Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson talk Pinocchio

Filmmakers Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson spoke about Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio during a roundtable interview. My full thoughts on the film are still forthcoming but one thing that stood out to me in this approach to the story was changing the Pleasure Island sequence to a re-education youth camp. If you’ve seen any of Disney Pinocchio movies, you already know how nightmarish the sequences can be. There are no donkeys in this film…

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Eddie Redmayne talks The Good Nurse

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne sat down with Solzy at the Movies to discuss The Good Nurse, which is now streaming on Netflix. Eddie, it’s so good to see you again for the first time since the Chicago red carpet in 2019. Eddie Redmayne: Lovely to see you too. How are you? I’m doing well. Yourself? Eddie Redmayne: Good. Yeah, I’m doing well. Thank you. It’s rainy and grizzly in London, but I’m doing very well.…

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