Taika Waititi went from indie film to Marvel blockbusters while bringing his humor to both Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder. I saw one of the worst possible takes that I’ve ever seen about a Marvel movie: comparing Thor: Love and Thunder to Batman and Robin. Both Thor and comic book movies are going to be fine. What makes this take so bad is that Batman and Robin practically killed the Batman franchise until…"Taika Waititi, Marvel Studios, and Auteur Filmmaking"
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The United Nations designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day to mark the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. When the resolution was passed in 2005, it also rejected any form of Holocaust denial. There has been different themes during every year. In 2022, the day’s theme is Memory, Dignity, and Justice. Going into April 2020, I knew that I lost an aunt, uncle, and a number of cousins during the Holocaust. What I did not know…"International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Movies"
Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi’s Oscar-winning anti-hate satire, is now available for audiences to relive at home and add to their home video collection. There’s a tricky way of addressing the Holocaust and/or World War 2 through satire and humor but Jojo Rabbit does so in a perfect way. Very few films are able to tackle the subject through humor and get it right. Or at least in way that isn’t tacky. Making fun of the…"Jojo Rabbit: Oscar-Winning Satire Comes Home"
Jojo Rabbit cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr. spoke over the phone recently with Solzy at the Movies to discuss the Taika Waititi-directed film. What was it that attracted you to work on Jojo Rabbit? Mihai Malaimare Jr.: I guess knowing Taika’s work from before. Everything about it including what he can do with young actors. For me, Taika moved really fast. I received the script while I was doing reshoots in Atlanta for The Hate U…"Mihai Malaimare Jr. talks Jojo Rabbit"
As the 55th Chicago International Film Festival starts up on Wednesday night, Solzy at the Movies brings you the seven films that you have to watch. The action starts on October 16 with not one but two films. Motherless Brooklyn opens up the festival. In a change from recent years, Zombieland: Double Tap opens up the After Dark program. All in all, there are 132 feature films playing! Gala Knives Out: The Rian Johnson mystery…"Chicago International Film Festival Must-Watch Films"
There’s a tricky way of addressing the Holocaust and/or World War 2 through satire and humor but Jojo Rabbit does so in a perfect way. Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) is a fanatical member of the Hitler Youth. This is where Captain Klenzendorf (Sam Rockwell, playing another racist) leads the youth in training. He’s bought into the Nazis so much that his invisible friend is none other than Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi) himself. Only Taika…"Toronto 2019: Jojo Rabbit"
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