“Lift Like a Girl” Interview | Director Mayye Zayed | The Filmcraziest Show

Featured image: 14-year-old Zebiba lifts weights at a competition in the documentary Lift Like a Girl. (Photo courtesy of Route 504 PR.) In the new documentary Lift Like a Girl, a 14-year-old female weightlifter named Zebiba trains in Alexandria, Egypt, on a street corner that looks like an abandoned construction site. This doesn’t look like the spot … Continue reading “Lift Like a Girl” Interview | Director Mayye Zayed | The Filmcraziest Show

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“Ted Lasso” Interview | The Post-Production Team, with the editors, some of the music team, the sound team, a VFX artist and a supervising producer

Here's a written interview about some of the post-production aspects of the hit Apple TV+ series TED LASSO. The team talks about the editing and editing the comedy, creating a digital soccer stadium from scratch, the music of the series and much more.

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – A Strange Calm, Break Us, Dead Birds and Regret

My last batch of short film reviews out of Fantasia Film Festival, including Austin Rourke's "A Strange Calm," Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair's "Break Us," Santiago Menghini's "Regret" and Johnny Kenton's "Dead Birds."

My first podcast – Filmcraziest Presents: Popcorn Flicks, Episode #1, “The Luck of the Irish”

Hi everyone and Happy St. Patty's Day! I'm excited to share my first self-produced podcast for my website, called Filmcraziest Presents: Popcorn Flicks. The podcast will be a review show about Disney Channel Original Movies. I love Disney Channel Original Movies and they have a lot of nostalgia for me (I did a bunch last … Continue reading My first podcast – Filmcraziest Presents: Popcorn Flicks, Episode #1, “The Luck of the Irish”

Brian Banks (2019)

Directed by: Tom Shadyac. Starring: Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepard. Runtime: 1h 39 min. Released: August 9, 2019. (This review contains spoilers) A football player’s dreams in the NFL are halted when he is falsely accused of rape and spends six years in prison. He gets released and fights to clear his name within … Continue reading Brian Banks (2019)

The Way Back (2020)

Directed by: Gavin O’Connor. Starring: Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Janina Gavankar. Runtime: 1h 48 min. Released: March 6, 2020. Gavin O’Connor’s The Way Back is the latest addition to an unofficial cinematic universe – films with the key words Way Back in the title, starting with Emilio Estevez’ The Way, then a few months later … Continue reading The Way Back (2020)

Draft Day (2014)

Released: April 11, 2014. Directed by: Ivan Reitman. Starring: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Patrick St. Esprit. Runtime: 109 min. Kevin Costner stars in Draft Day, the NFL's answer to Moneyball. He portrays fictional General Manager of the Cleveland Browns, Sonny Weaver Jr., as he goes through the motions of a generic, off-the-field sports drama. The … Continue reading Draft Day (2014)

Reviews from my Notepad: Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Reviews from my notepad will be a series of reviews coming out every Wednesday, or whenever I feel like posting it. They will just be quick reviews of films that I waited too long too write a full-out review for, so I just write a few thoughts about it. Or it may be some jot … Continue reading Reviews from my Notepad: Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Trouble with the Curve (2012) Review

Trouble with the Curve Release Date: September 21, 2012 Director: Robert Lorenz Stars: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman Runtime: 111 min Tagline: Whatever Life Throws at You Gus (Clint Eastwood) is a good old fashioned baseball scout who doesn't rely on computers to give him all the needed statistics. In a technology dominated society, … Continue reading Trouble with the Curve (2012) Review

Chasing Mavericks (2012)

Chasing Mavericks  Release Date: October 26, 2012 Directors: Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson Stars: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue Runtime: 120 min Tagline: Legends Start Somewhere Chasing Mavericks brings the audience knowledge of the life story of Jay Moriarity. The year is 1994, and the location is Santa Cruz, California. 15-year old Jay Moriarity has always … Continue reading Chasing Mavericks (2012)