Malcolm Ingram spoke with Solzy at the Movies about Clerk during SXSW 2021 but this interview is running with the Blu-ray release. My apologies for not running this interview during SXSW 2021, the subsequent road show tour, or the digital release. Awards season was very hectic that year. In any event, the film is now available on VHS and Blu-ray for audiences to bring home. It also marks the start of Ingram’s own home entertainment…"Malcolm Ingram talks Clerk, Kevin Smith documentary"
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"
A Disturbance in the Force is the Star Wars Holiday Special documentary that Star Wars fans have been waiting years to watch. November 17th will mark the 45th anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special. Thirteen million viewers would tune into the 98-minute disaster in the making on CBS. What better time than now than to present a documentary? At long last, fans might begin to get answers. How did this happen? Why did this…"A Disturbance in the Force – SXSW 2023"
Another Body follows a college woman and her search for justice after finding deepfake pornography of herself circulating the internet. You know how you’ll sometimes get those suspicious links in a Facebook message from a friend. In this particular instance, it’s easy to see why it might be a suspicious link. But as it turned out, someone used deepfake technology to take her face and place it in a porn video. Why people are so…"Another Body – SXSW 2023"
Late Bloomers is a coming-of-age dark comedy about a recently single musician who ends up in physical therapy and has to grow up. Director Lisa Steen and screenwriter Anna Greenfield return to SXSW for the first time since short film Step Daddy premiered in 2019. Steen directed all four of Greenfield’s short film scripts–including Sundowners in 2019–so it’s only natural that she’s behind the camera for the feature film. This time around, Greenfield’s script focuses…"Late Bloomers – SXSW 2023"
Mari Walker, Lynn Chen, and Pooya Mohseni sat down with Solzy at the Movies during SXSW 2021 to discuss their new film, See You Then. Following a theatrical release from Breaking Glass Pictures in early April, See You Then is now available to watch at home on VOD. I know it’s not the premiere you wanted but how thrilled are you to premiere the film during the 2021 virtual SXSW film festival? Mari Walker: Oh,…"Mari Walker, Lynn Chen, and Pooya Mohseni talk See You Then"
Trans Rights Are Human Rights and that is reason #1 in why this film critic is not attending or covering this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Transgender rights. Voting rights. Women’s rights. Education. You name it and it’s under attack by the right-wing fascist Republicans in Texas. It’s because of this that I want nothing to do with supporting the Texas state economy. I love SXSW and the city of Austin but no, I cannot in…"Trans Rights Are Human Rights – No SXSW 2022"
SXSW 2022 might still be six months away in time but the actions of the Texas state government have made my decision not to attend. Listen, I love SXSW and the city of Austin. Of all the major film festivals I’ve attended, it’s my favorite film festival. I’ve had no shortage of interview opportunities, parties, and networking during my two years on the ground. It’s the only film festival that I submitted Pandemic Therapy even…"SXSW 2022: Why I Don’t Plan To Return To Texas"
Conference panels and short films might be online through April 18 but this year’s 2021 SXSW Film Festival ended on Saturday. I knew going into this year’s film festival that chances were high for a non-productive fest. Would it have been the same if I were physically attending in person? I don’t know. What I can say for certain is that during an in-person fest, I’m not spending so much time on my phone or…"SXSW 2021: Film Festival Wrap-Up"
Megan Park spoke with Solzy at the Movies about The Fallout after learning that the film took home two SXSW Film Festival awards. Starring Jenna Ortega and Maddie Ziegler, The Fallout is a film that takes on a perspective not seen in the news. While some school shooting survivors are able to turn their pain into change, others aren’t in this position. This is because they are so traumatized that they can barely even leave…"SXSW 2021: Megan Park talks The Fallout"