Read six new reviews from Solzy at the Movies

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ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

Against all odds, All the Money in the World was locked on time prior to the December 22nd release date.  The film was pushed back to December 25th because of a crowded field at the box office leading up to the holiday weekend.

Make no mistake, director Ridley Scott was quick to recast actor Kevin Spacey with Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, reshoot scenes with Plummer over the course of nine days, and still get the film locked.  Give Scott a lot of credit here.  He’s managed to do what a lot of filmmakers have not done when accusations start being made against one of the film’s actors.  It’s going to be interesting to see if other filmmakers follow suit in recasting those actors.  There’s already two films set for release that feature a certain actor and it’s been nothing but silence from Fox and Warner Brothers, let alone filmmakers.

AIDA’S SECRETS

Aida’s Secrets is an inspiring true story of two brothers who finally meet after learning of each other’s existence.

MR. ROOSEVELT

Mr. Roosevelt is a coming-of-age comedy and depicts what happens when a struggling comedian returns home to Austin to bury her cat.

OUT OF THE BLUE

Out of the Blue celebrates the 1997-98 Kentucky Wildcats NCAA championship team but with a running time of under an hour, the documentary is too short.  This isn’t to say that there’s not much to love because any Kentucky fan will take whatever opportunity exists to see these guys.

DRIFTWOOD

Driftwood is going to be hit-or-miss for audiences as the performances drive the silent film.

Driftwood is a film that plays to the short side with a running time of just under 80 minutes.  For those audiences who love their films with dialogue, this isn’t the film for you.  There aren’t any words spoken in this film as it is completely driven by the silent action taking place on screen.  Driftwood made it’s world premiere at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature.

SATURDAY CHURCH

The upcoming musical drama, Saturday Church, can best be described as Moonlight meets La La Land.  This is said with the best of intentions as the lead character is both questioning their sexuality and gender identity.

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