Review of THE WINTER LAKE, a dramatic thriller where a girl's dark secret is found out by her disturbed neighbour. A slow moving film that is a bit too dull to be enjoyed thoroughly.
I was able to chat with actress Lexy Hammonds who plays Cara in the new, surrealist neo-noir film "Drive All Night" that recently premiered at Cinequest. In the film, Hammonds plays Cara, a mysterious passenger who gets in the backseat of a taxi driven by reclusive driver Dave (Yutaka Takeuchi). In the conversation, we discuss the film's premiere, what it was like building chemistry with Yutaka, costume design, video games, conspiracy theories and much more.
Directed by: Setsurô Wakamatsu. Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kôichi Satô, Riho Yoshioka. Runtime: 2h. On March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was struck by an earthquake and tsunami. The tsunami causes the situation, but the film Fukushima 50 is about the aftermath; where the workers at the power plant fought to prevent nuclear [...]
I interview actress Brenna Coates for her role in the new film "The Sinners," about a group of A-list high school girls who start a cult where they all represent the seven deadly sins. Now streaming On Demand. As well, in the conversation we discuss the sins in the film, the experience of being on set with another actress named Brenna, as well as some of her stage work in the play "The Wolves."
On this new episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to chat with some talent behind the new drama thriller The Sinners. I had two different interviews, one talking with two of the actresses in the film, Kaitlyn Bernard and Brenna Llewellyn; as well as one conversation with the writer and director of the film, Courtney Paige. The film is about a group of seven A-List Girls who form a cult at their high school where each girl embodies one of the seven deadly sins. Soon, after a disagreement within the group, they start to go missing one by one.
On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I talked with Jeremy Gardner (pictured in the featured image), the co-director, writer and star of After Midnight (a new Shudder Exclusive). We discuss stories in bartending and the “bar mat shot,” getting Brea Grant for the film and auditions, growing as a filmmaker since his first film The Battery, collaborating with Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, the film’s original title, karaoke and the perfect mix-tape song, framing shots, as well as creature design and Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight and Todd Masters.
Directed by: Emma Seligman. Starring: Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon, Polly Draper. Runtime: 1h 17 min. This film played at this past weekend’s Reel Love Film Festival as the festival’s closing night film on Feb. 14, 2021. Minor spoilers follow. Shiva Baby follows Danielle (Rachel Sennott), a college student who is put into a unique position [...]
REEL LOVE FILM FEST review. Funny Face is a bizarre film, one that truly cannot be put in one genre. It’s anarchic and brings the drama in its character study of one of its main characters Saul (Cosmo Jarvis) and brings the crime in Saul donning a mask and wanting vengeance against The Developer (Jonny Lee Miller) who is demolishing Saul’s grandparents’ home to turn it into a parking lot. FUNNY FACE is worth the watch for the two central performances and score; but you'll have to be patient through the hollow moments.
In a great story with The Mauritanian, Tahar Rahim plays Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a man who was kept at Guantanamo Bay without charge for years by the U.S. government because he was accused for being one of the major recruiters of the 9/11 attacks. The film opens with Slahi at a gathering in Mauritania in November 2001, where he gets picked up by the U.S. government in the middle of the night, promising his mother he would be right back. Instead, his family had no idea where he was for years; until they found out in 2005 that he was being held in Guantanamo Bay. This is when his case lands on the desk of lawyer Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster). She tries to get him out of Guantanamo (referred to as Gitmo throughout) using Habeas Corpus, since he’s never been charged with anything. On the other side is military lawyer Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch) for the prosecution who seeks out the death penalty.