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"
The location and most of the cast have changed but The Afterparty pulls zero punches once the action gets going in Season 2 on Apple TV+. Much like Knives Out and Glass Onion, only a few of the first season’s series regulars return. Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, and Zoë Chao reprise their roles as Danner, Aniq, and Zoë, respectively. They’re joined by newcomers Poppy Liu, Zach Woods, Elizabeth Perkins, Jack Whitehall, Ken Jeong, Paul Walter Hauser,…"The Afterparty Is Back For Season 2 on Apple TV+"
Neighbors stars Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen reunite in Platonic, a new comedy series about friends, streaming on Apple TV+. It was only a matter of time before Nicholas Stoller found a way to reunite with his Neighbors stars. It just so happens that their reunion only adds to the comedy canon on Apple+. This time around, he brings a few Bros cast members with him for the ride: Luke Macfarlane and Guy Branum. Oh,…"Platonic: Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen Reunite on Apple TV+"
Chris Evans and Ana de Armas have reteamed once again–this time in the new spy comedy, Ghosted, streaming on Apple TV+. On paper, the idea is predictable. A guy falls for a girl, gets ghosted, goes after her, and gets kidnapped before learning she’s a spy. It’s one of those ideas where, if put on screen, it really depends on the casting. Suffice it to say, they made great decisions in teaming up Evans and…"Ghosted Reteams Chris Evans, Ana de Armas in Spy Comedy"
Schmigadoon! moves away from the 1940s and 1950s musicals and takes viewers into the grittier Schmicago of the 1960s and 1970s. The transition into the next pair of decades means not being as brightly colored like the 1940s and 1950s. That’s not to say that it’s not entirely gritty because of Schmicago’s take on musicals like Godspell and Hair. In any event, this season owes a lot to both Chicago, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. There’s…"Schmicago: Schmigadoon!’s Second Season Is Grittier"
Tetris might be a popular computer and video game but the game’s origin is a non-stop thrill ride that nobody could have guessed. Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) first discovered Tetris back in 1988 during the Consumer Electronics Show. He was hooked immediately and knew it would but popular but there was a question of who held the rights. His journey took him to find the game’s rightsholders in Moscow. This was towards the end of…"Tetris: The Social Network of Video Game Movies – SXSW 2023"
As Shrinking heads down the backstretch of its first season. legendary actor Harrison Ford is turning in some of the best work in his career. When the review embargo lifted in January, there were six episodes available for review at the time on the Apple TV+ press site. Since that time, all ten episodes have been made available for press to view. I can say with 100% certainty after finishing the season that Harrison Ford…"Harrison Ford is Emmy-Worthy in Shrinking"
Shrinking follows a grieving therapist as he resorts to whatever habits he can while not hesitating to break the rules with his clients. I know what you’re thinking–how is this series any different from the Tim Baltz-starring Shrink? Can both series co-exist in a world where therapists break the rules? It’s quite possible although I would love to see more of Baltz in action after the Seeso series got the short end of the stick.…"Shrinking: A Comedy About Therapy, Grief"
Emmy-winning actor Michael J. Fox reflects on his life and his fight against Parkinson’s Disease in STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie. Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim takes an interesting approach to his documentary on the Back to the Future star. This is a documentary that could have gone any number of ways. Instead, editor Michael Harte has quite the job of weaving in clips from films and series to match what the actor is saying. There’s…"STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Sundance 2023"
Emancipation is based on the true story of Whipped Peter, a Louisiana slave who escaped to his freedom and enlisted in the Union Army. In a perfect world, we would be having a conversation about Will Smith’s performance and Emancipation’s recreation of the 1860s. Whether we like it or not, the slap will forever be apart of the conversation. I cannot deny the fact that Will Smith delivers another Oscar-worthy performance. Do we need another…"Emancipation Tells The Story Of Whipped Peter"