The newest Disney+ film, Safety, is a stark reminder about the importance of family combined with what it means to play college football. There is nothing better than a sports film that tugs at your emotions. I know it may be a cliché but it’s true. Disney knows how to make a sports film. They did it twenty years ago with Remember the Titans and they did it again this year. This film was always…"Safety Reminds Us That Family Is Important"
Two lives that are going in completely different directions intersect when one comedian checks into a hotel in International Falls. Dee (Rachael Harris) works as the front desk clerk at a hotel. She’d rather be anywhere else but International Falls, Minn. To be more specific, she’d rather be performing stand-up comedy. It’s no surprise that Dee likes to talk to all the touring comedians that make their way through the hotel. In this particular instance,…"International Falls: Stand-Up Meets Small-Town"
Matthew Glave spoke with Solzy at the Movies over the phone last week about the upcoming lesbian dramedy Funny Story. While Sundance gets most of the attention during January in Park City, Slamdance takes place on historic Main Street. When I read about Funny Story last year, I knew it was one of those films that I needed to cover. I had the opportunity to meet with the cast and crew on the red carpet…"Matthew Glave talks Funny Story"
Arrow‘s Emily Bett Rickards delivers the performance of a lifetime in Funny Story–a film that is now being released in theaters after a festival run. Walter Campbell (Matthew Glave) is all set to dump his much-younger girlfriend, Lucy, until she drops the bomb that she’s pregnant with his child. This sets Walter off into a mid-life crisis of his own as he tries to figure out how to tell his daughter, Nic (Jana Winternitz, who doubles…"Funny Story: A Career-Best for Emily Bett Rickards"
As Angie Tribeca returns for Season 4 with a two-day marathon, the cop satire jumps into the future while offer no shortage of laughs. It’s been well over a year since we last saw Angie Tribeca (Rashida Jones). This fourth season takes place some 20 years following the events of season 3. Angie’s son, Angie Jr. (Bobby Cannavale), grew up without having any kind of relationship with his mother. In any event, Angie finds herself…"Angie Tribeca Brings All The Fun in Season 4"
Here are some thoughts after attending a pair of Thursday night screenings during the 2018 Reeling Film Festival last night. I was there to watch Funny Story on the big screen for the first time since this year’s Slamdance Film Festival as well as the Transcending Gender shorts program. I was curious how Funny Story would play not only with an audience but watching on a screen larger than my laptop. It played especially well upon…"Reeling 2018: Funny Story, Transcending Gender Shorts"