The new comedy/thriller The Carnivores follows Alice (Tallie Medel) and Bret (Lindsay Burdge) as their dog, Harvie, is dying and is ruining everything, as there’s a sense for Alice that Bret cares more about the dog than her. These clouds of self-doubt start to cloud this dynamic, in a strange dark comedy where words won’t adequately describe the experience of the film. And of course, there’s a lot of ground beef… I was able to speak with the writer and director of the film, Caleb Michael Johnson, through an e-mail exchange.
The Corruption of Divine Providence is one of the strangest films I’ve seen in some time, and in this film’s case, that’s just a compliment to its ambitious world building. It follows the Séraphin family in the fictional, bilingual town of St-Michel, Manitoba, as the youngest daughter, Jeanne (Ali Skovbye), is nearly killed by a mysterious bleeding and is rushed to the hospital. That’s the jumping point for a film with near-exorcism, characters questioning their faith, and the town believing Jeanne is a miracle as everyone vies to figure out what’s happening. The film also stars Elyse Levesque, Tantoo Cardinal, Cory Sevier, David La Haye and Paul Amos, and is written and directed by Jeremy Torrie.
Jeremy Torrie was my guest on this episode of my podcast The Filmcraziest Show, where we chat some influences, originally wanting to make a miniseries, the world building and filming in Manitoba, and much more.
In the film AMERICAN BADGER, a hitman is hired to befriend a call girl named Velvet and eventually, he's asked to kill her. I was able to speak with actress Andrea Stefancikova about her role as Velvet in the film, where we talk getting into the mindset of the character, "character hangover," working in an action film, filming in Vancouver and much more.
On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, my guest was Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda, whose new film, a 24-minute documentary called Testimony of Ana is currently on the festival circuit, currently playing at the Krakow Film Festival (from May 30 to Sunday, June 6) in Poland after premiering at the Hot Docs Film Festival earlier this month. The film is about the life of Anaben Pawar, an elderly tribal woman accused of witchcraft in rural India.
Featured image: Jason Sudeikis in Ted Lasso, now streaming on Apple TV+. (Courtesy of Apple TV.) Ted Lasso is a comedy that’s been a hit since its release last summer, a story about the ever-so-positive coach Ted Lasso (played by Jason Sudeikis), who goes from coaching a Kansas football team to a championship in America to [...]
On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was joined by some of the team behind the new film Don’t Let Her In, including writer and director Ted Nicolaou, as well as two-thirds of the main cast in Lorin Doctor as the villainous Serena and Cole Pendery as Ben. The project is about a young couple -- Amber (Kelly Curran) and Ben -- who rent out one of their rooms to a mysterious new tenant, Serena, in a film very much inspired by Rosemary’s Baby.
Here’s a special episode of my podcast The Filmcraziest Show, where I was joined by the team behind the new dark comedy Murder Bury Win, including writer and director Michael Lovan, as well as the core cast of the film in Mikelen Walker as Chris, Erich Lane as Adam and Henry Alexander as Barrett. The [...]
For this episode of my podcast The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to speak with Iain Cooke, music supervisor on the new Apple TV+ Original series 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything. The show is a docuseries about the musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of the year 1971. In the conversation, we chat about reuniting with director Asif Kapadia, the process for this series, as well as immersing himself into the year of 1971 and the 158 songs put into this project.
On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was joined by Tim Orr as we talked about the second season of the Apple TV+ Original "DICKINSON." He's one of the key parts of bringing Emily Dickinson's world in 1850's Amherst to life in the show, as we chat about the visual look of the show, collaborating with five different directors each season and much more.