The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 38 – The Tarantinothon: Reservoir Dogs (1992)

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Welcome to the 38th episode of The Cinefessions Podcast! Today, Branden, Ashe, and Marc kick-off our next 9-episode arc with the start of The Tarantinothon. Along with a review of Reservoir Dogs (1992), we discuss the first episode of Black Mirror. Subscribe to the Show on iTunes or Android! You can follow along with The…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on It Follows (2015)

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Title: It Follows (2015) Director: David Robert Mitchell Runtime: 100 minutes — Sometimes it’s hard to avoid the hype surrounding a film. Try as you might, it’s just impossible to escape every article and social media posting about a given film. Specifically, the hype around It Follows has been everywhere, from best of the year…


DVD Review – Chris Ranson on Haunted House on Sorority Row (2014)

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Title: Haunted House on Sorority Row (2014) Director: Henrique Couto Runtime: 81 minutes — “A fledgling sorority moves into a dilapidated house only to find something evil is lurking in the shadows. Is it an elaborate hazing ritual? Or is something sinister – something paranormal – behind the mental and physical assault?” While the film’s…


Star Trek Essentials, Volume 2

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Fifty years ago, Gene Roddenberry’s first “wagon train to the stars” began airing on NBC. Star Trek featured a cast of many nationalities, had people of color in important roles, it commented on the social problems of the day disguised in science fiction, and it was the first time we’d seen humanity out in the stars…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Contracted (2013)

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Title: Contracted (2013) Director: Eric England Runtime: 84 minutes — A few days ago Ashe watched and reviewed Contracted: Phase 2. His final conclusion was essentially that it was a strong follow-up, but the first film was better. That was enough inspiration to get me to finally sit down and watch the original, which I’d…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Robert the Doll (2015)

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Title: Robert the Doll (2015) Director: Andrew Jones Runtime: 90 minutes — When I first rented Robert the Doll, I hoped it was The Asylum’s Mockbuster of The Boy. I rented it blindly from Redbox, so I didn’t see that it wasn’t an Asylum film until it came out of the box. (How many people…


Capsule Review – Ashe Collins on Contracted: Phase 2 (2015)

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The Cinefessions crew loves sharing their opinions on films, but not every movie can get the attention it deserves with a full review. Enter the Cinefessions’ Capsule Reviews. These capsule reviews cover five of the most important aspects of a film, which allow the crew to deliver their opinions on any movie clearly, decisively, and…