The Solute is the brainchild collective from the commentariat of The Dissolve. Once upon a time, we filled the comments of The Dissolve with essays upon essays and themes upon themes. We also had and have our own blogs with our own ideas and opinions. Instead of being a disparate group, the commentariat believed that we could be better served by having a collective blog with a variety of opinions.

We hope that every discussion on this blog helps the reader understand two things: 1) more about the film(s) in question and 2) more about the author(s) writing about the film(s). We understand that everybody is different and that different opinions on films are acceptable. We believe that difference is a part of life, and no aesthetic opinion is wrong.