Category: Writing

Chris Ranson’s Top Ten Films of 2018

Oh, 2018. The year that felt like it went on forever. Not only did the year drag, but it was also one of the most bland years in the cinema that we’ve seen in a while. The Oscar season, which is normally rich with solid dramas, fizzled out, and Blockbusters ruled the year. That said,…


The (Not So) Definitive 25 Scariest Novels Ever Written

If you’ve been following the site the past few months, you know that I have been on an audiobook kick. Due to my extended drive to and from work, I am able to finish a lot of books I would otherwise never get to. Because of this, last October, in honor of Halloween, I decided…


Books Branden Completed in 2018

I took a new position with my company in 2018, and it saw my 4-mile drive turn into a 70-mile drive. This additional time spent behind the wheel, though, was not completely lost as I discovered the wonderful world of audiobooks. While stuck in the unrelenting traffic this past year, I was able to dive…


Branden’s Top 5 Film Discoveries of 2018

2018 was a year unlike any other in my life. My spending was focused on things unrelated to media, which means my movie collection barely grew at all this year. Instead, my focus was on keeping my wife happy and comfortable, and preparing our home for our first child. My movie collection, which was previously…


The Cinefessions Podcast – The Hiatus of 2018

The Cinefessions Podcast originally debuted back on August 2nd, 2013, over five years ago. The show took on a whole new life, though, a couple years later when we finally released episode 9 on July 14, 2015, when we decided to shift from movies to television, and followed along, weekly, with Scream the TV Series…


A Cinefessions Poll – Which Scandinavian Horror Film Should We Review?

Fortunately for everyone involved, the Christmas Wishes Arc is now behind us, and with the new year comes a fantastic new arc: the Scandinavian Horror Arc! We have five exciting films lined up for review in our new arc, which kicks off January 5th, 2018, but we need your help to decide our sixth and…


Cinefessions Video Review – Branden Chowen on the Madden NFL 18 Longshot Mode

Today, Branden reviews the Longshot Mode from Madden NFL 18! This is the first video review of this type on Cinefessions, so please let us know how you like it. We know this can be improved, so hopefully we’ll just get better as we go along. If you enjoy, make sure you give the video…