Dianna Agron talks As They Made Us

Dianna Agron spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Mayim Bialik’s directorial debut, As They Made Us, opening in theaters/VOD this week. The following interview took place in mid-March, hours before the Jewish holiday of Purim started. Amongst the subjects discussed is how Agron’s own Jewishness informed her approach to playing Abigail in the film and if she is considering directing a feature film. Written and directed by Bialik, the film stars Agron, Simon Helberg,…

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Kodi Smit-McPhee talks Oscars, Matt Reeves

Kodi Smit-McPhee spoke with Solzy at the Movies about getting an Oscar nomination for The Power of the Dog and working with Matt Reeves again. The Oscar nominated actor also discussed what keeps him grounded and how things are with fellow Supporting Actor nominee Jesse Plemons. He also discusses what it’s like to see the real Benedict Cumberbatch during awards season. Finally, Smit-McPhee talks about Matt Reeves and The Batman. Would he be open to…

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Aaron and Bryce Dessner talk Cyrano

The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner spoke about working on Cyrano while being in two different countries during the filming. Joe Wright directs from a script by Erica Schmidt. The music is composed by Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner. Cyrano stars Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Ben Mendelsohn. After its Oscar-qualifying run in December, the film is finally opening in theaters on February 25. I was looking up your Wikipedia page and…

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Kelvin Harrison Jr. talks Cyrano

Kelvin Harrison Jr. spoke with Solzy at the Movies about starring in Cyrano, prepping for the role, and writing poetry during the pandemic. Harrison stars alongside Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and Ben Mendelsohn. Following December’s Oscar-qualifying run, Cyrano finally opens in wide release this weekend. What was it about the script that attracted you to the role? Kelvin Harrison Jr.: It was the relationship between Christian and Cyrano for me. I looked it up prior…

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Haley Bennett talks Cyrano

Haley Bennett spoke with Solzy at the Movies about starring in Cyrano, filming during a pandemic, and having to sing live on set. Following an Oscar-qualifying run in December, Cyrano is finally opening in wide release this weekend. What was it about the script that initially attracted you to the stage musical? Haley Bennett: The first thing that attracted me to the stage musical was my feelings of unworthiness. I’d never done theater before and…

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Joe Wright talks Cyrano

Joe Wright spoke with Solzy at the Movies about directing Cyrano, filming during a pandemic and on an active volcano. This interview took place during a dedicated Critics Choice Association press day back at the beginning of December. One night prior, I had the chance to meet Joe Wright at a reception following the screening. One of the things we discussed that night and touched on briefly is the big screen experience. Cyrano stars Peter…

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Peter Dinklage talks Cyrano

Peter Dinklage spoke with Solzy at the Movies about starring in Cyrano and doing a musical at a time when Broadway was shut down. My conversation with the award-winning actor came during a dedicated Critics Choice Association press day at the start of December. CCA members had the opportunity to attend a press conference followed by a breakfast reception meet & greet and 1:1 interviews. At the time, the studio was planning for a wider…

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Phil Lord, Chris Miller talk The Afterparty

Oscar-winning filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller spoke with Solzy at the Movies about their new Apple TV+ comedy series, The Afterparty. The Afterparty is a murder mystery comedy series but each episode is told in the form of a movie genre with accompanying visuals to match the character’s perspective. Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou and Dave Franco star in the series. Miller serves as showrunner,…

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Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz talk The Afterparty

Sam Richardson and Ben Schwartz spoke with Solzy at the Movies last week about Lord Miller’s new Apple TV+ series, The Afterparty. Richardson stars as Aniq while Schwartz stars as Yasper. It’s so much fun watching these talented improvisers throughout the series. If you like romantic comedies or movie musicals, the duo get to star in one of their own. I’ve seen the first seven episodes so far and can’t wait to see what happens…

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Adam McKay on Don’t Look Up, Vice, Improv & More

Oscar-winning filmmaker Adam McKay spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Don’t Look Up, Vice, improv, and more on Thursday afternoon. Don’t Look Up is currently available to watch on Netflix. It’s so nice to talk with you again outside of the press conference and all that fun. Adam McKay: How are you? I’m doing well. On that Tuesday after getting back from New York, I got sick as a dog. Adam McKay: Oh, no.…

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