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"
Steve Binder spoke with Solzy at the Movies about the new documentary on the historic special, Reinventing Elvis: The ’68 Comeback. When the special premiered in December 1968 on NBC, it had been several years since Presley was regularly performing on the stage. Yes, there were the many jam sessions at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. However, he had been starring in many films, which were growing formulaic in their plots and whatnot. The King of…"Steve Binder talks Reinventing Elvis: The ’68 Comeback"
Beverly D’Angelo spoke with Solzy at the Movies about acting and the SAG-AFTRA strike during her Fan Expo Chicago appearance. The actress is signing autographs and posing for photos with fans during the convention. At 1:45 PM this afternoon, she will join former castmates Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Christie Brinkley, and Randy Quaid for a panel. While Chevy Chase was previously announced to attend, he canceled his appearance as of Thursday. Because of the…"Beverly D’Angelo talks Acting, SAG-AFTRA Strike – Fan Expo Chicago 2023"
Todd Stashwick spoke with Solzy at the Movies about improv, Patrick Stewart, and the SAG-AFTRA strike while attending Fan Expo Chicago. Stashwick is a native to the Chicago area and previously performed with The Second City Touring Company after graduating from Illinois State. From there, Stashwick performed at Second City Detroit, which has given the world the likes of Keegan-Michael Key, Sam Richardson, Tim Robinson, etc. He also performed with the now-defunct Second City Northwest…"Todd Stashwick talks Improv, SAG-AFTRA Strike – Fan Expo Chicago 2023"
Emily Swallow spoke with Solzy at the Movies last week ahead of making an appearance at this weekend’s Fan Expo Chicago 2023. In accordance with the current SAG-AFTRA strike rules, we did not discuss any struck work. While it certainly makes for a different interview with actors than I’m used to, it was a very productive conversation. In addition to the upcoming convention, we also spoke about her approach to acting, what she looks for…"Emily Swallow talks Fan Expo Chicago 2023, Acting"
Gene Back spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone about scoring Shortcomings shortly after the Sundance premiere. Randall Park directed the film from a script written by Adrian Tomine, who adapted from his own graphic novel. The film stars Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Tavi Gevinson, Debby Ryan, Sonoya Mizuno, with Jacob Batalon and Timothy Simons. Shortcomings follows Ben (Justin H. Min), Miko (Ally Maki), and Alice (Sherry Cola) as they…"Gene Back talks Shortcomings, Composing the Score"
Sophie Kargman sat down with Solzy at the Movies shortly after the world premiere of Susie Searches last year during TIFF. The comic thriller is an expansion of the 2020 short film and a solid feature debut. There’s been a number of comedic whodunits in recent years including Knives Out, Glass Onion, The Afterparty, Only Murders in the Building, etc. At first glance, Susie Searches looks like a regular ol’ whodunit. But as we dive…"Sophie Kargman talks Susie Searches"