Documentary filmmaker Ryan White spoke with Solzy at the Movies about his new film, Good Night Oppy, and bringing it to the screen. This is one of those films that I saw during Toronto and fell in love with immediately. It’s a documentary well-suited for the Amblin Entertainment brand because it’s best described as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial meets WALL-E. That being said, it’s technical achievements are some of the best things about the film. Ryan…"Ryan White talks Good Night Oppy"
Ryan White’s newest documentary, Good Night Oppy, follows the twin Mars rovers during what was supposed to be a 90-day mission. There’s a story that Jews love to tell each year about the miracle of Chanukah oil. There was enough to last for one night but it miraculously lasted for eight nights. Cut to many centuries later and Good Night Oppy is telling a similar story, only it’s a fight against age and nature. A…"Good Night Oppy – Toronto 2022"
With the launch of Venice, Telluride and Toronto, awards season is officially upon us in the newest Oscars Watch column. I’m not attending Venice or Telluride but I will be on the ground during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. Judging by their pedigrees, a number of films have an opportunity to break out as a Best Picture contender. Nobody wants to enter the fest season with a highly anticipated film and end up turning…"Oscars Watch: Awards Season Is Upon Us"
Holocaust survivor and legendary sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer gets introduced to new audiences by way of Ask. Dr. Ruth. Before becoming a legendary sex therapist, Ruth Westheimer barely escaped the Holocaust. She would eventually relocate to Israel before making her way to New York. The rest as we know is history. Everything would change in 1980. This is when Westheimer would start her radio show, Sexually Speaking. While the radio show would come to…"Ask Dr. Ruth profiles legendary sex therapist"