Now that the SAG-AFTRA strike is over, actress Eve Hewson spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the new John Carney film, Flora and Son. Flora and Son premiered earlier this year during the 2023 Sundance Film Festival where fans were clapping along during the final song and gave the film a standing ovation when it ended. Hewson turns in a stupendous performance in the crowd-pleaser, which is one of my favorite films of the…"Eve Hewson talks Flora and Son"
Film composer Dave Metzger sat down with Solzy at the Movies to discuss working on the scores for both Wish and Once Upon a Studio. There are light spoilers for Wish as Metzger discusses how one of the cues in particular evolved throughout the process. Please keep this in mind while reading or consider waiting until after watching the film. Wish is now playing in theaters while Once Upon a Studio is currently streaming on…"Dave Metzger talks Wish, Once Upon a Studio"
Disney Legend Jodi Benson, who starred as Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid, was on hand for Disney100: The Exhibition‘s Chicago launch. Benson was among a number of dignitaries–including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse–on hand to celebrate the launch of Disney100: The Exhibition in Chicago. The exhibition includes some 250+ artifacts from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars throughout 14 interactive exhibits. There is something for everyone! Don’t plan on visiting on Tuesday because that’s…"Jodi Benson talks Disney100: The Exhibition, The Little Mermaid"
Jonah Feingold spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the new Amazon Freevee film, EXmas, and teased the upcoming 31 Candles. The romantic comedy–directed by Feingold from a script written by Dan Steele–stars Leighton Meester, Robbie Amell, Michael Hitchcock, Kathryn Greenwood, Veronika Slowikowska, and Steven Huy. When Graham (Robbie Amell) decides to surprise his family at home, he is surprised to find them playing host to his ex-fiancée, Ali (Leighton Meester). Graham’s arrival soon sparks…"Jonah Feingold talks EXmas, Teases 31 Candles"
Susanna Fogel spoke with Solzy at the Movies about her new film, Cat Person, starring Emilia Jones and Nicholas Braun. The modern-day dating story quickly turns into a provocative psychological thriller. Where is the line between fantasy and reality? One thing that is definitely for sure is that audiences will immediately be talking after the film because topics surrounding dating, seduction, and consent. Fogel directs from a script written by Michelle Ashford and based on…"Susanna Fogel talks Cat Person"
John Carney spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the crowd-pleasing Flora and Son, which is now streaming on Apple TV+. Flora and Son marked the third time that Carney world premiered a film at Sundance following Once and Sing Street. Begin Again played at both TIFF and Tribeca ahead of its 2014 release. Apple quickly acquired the rights following the Sundance premiere. It’s so nice to see you for the first time since Sundance.…"John Carney talks Flora and Son"
Malcolm Ingram spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Clerk during SXSW 2021 but this interview is running with the Blu-ray release. My apologies for not running this interview during SXSW 2021, the subsequent road show tour, or the digital release. Awards season was very hectic that year. In any event, the film is now available on VHS and Blu-ray for audiences to bring home. It also marks the start of Ingram’s own home entertainment…"Malcolm Ingram talks Clerk, Kevin Smith documentary"
Composer Gary Clark spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Flora and Son and working with John Carney over the years. Flora and Son follows a single mother, Flora (Eve Hewson), who is struggling with what to do about her rebellious teenage son, Max (Orén Kinlan). She takes advice from the police in finding Max a hobby. Unfortunately, he wants nothing to do with a beat-up acoustic guitar. He’d rather be coming up with beats.…"Gary Clark talks Flora and Son, John Carney"
Jeff Malmberg spoke with Solzy at the Movies last week about the new Netflix documentary, The Saint of Second Chances. Malmberg co-directed the film with Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville. He also edited the film with Alan Lowe. Both have been wanting to make a baseball movie for quite some time now. It just so happens–as Jeff tells me–that Morgan first met Mike Veeck fifteen years ago. The two filmmakers started scheming together about how they…"Jeff Malmberg talks The Saint of Second Chances"
Michael Cera, Hannah Gross, and Sophia Lillis sat down with Solzy at the Movies during the 2023 Tribeca Festival to discuss The Adults. The Adults, which premiered at Berlin earlier this year, was written and directed by Dustin Guy Defa. The film follows Eric (Michael Cera) as he returns home for a brief visit. Going back him means reuniting with his sisters Maggie (Sophia Lillis) and Rachel (Hannah Gross). Eric’s façade of adulthood has been…"The Adults: Michael Cera, Hannah Gross, and Sophia Lillis Discuss Film"