Tag: 1989

#315Albums – No. 017 – Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)

#315Albums is a list of 315 albums that appear on both the Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, as well as the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die book, edited by Robert Dimery. At its best, it is a representation of some of the greatest music ever released; at its…


13 Days of Halloween: Day 11 – Chris Ranson on Shocker (1989)

Title: Shocker (1989) Director: Wes Craven Runtime: 109 minutes — As I near the end of my Wes Craven theatrical film list, I finally reach a film that I’ve been meaning to check out for a number of years, but never found the time to do so. I didn’t want to see Shocker because of Wes…


A Lifetime of Film: Ashe’s Top Ten from 1989

A Lifetime of Film covers one specific year of a Cinefessions’ writers existence, from birth to now, and goes over their top ten films from that year. It stems from a meme on Letterboxd, and is simply being expanded upon here. This week, Ashe covers 1989. 1989 was one of those years. Blockbusters were my thing, and…


Movie Review – Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Title: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) Runtime: 96 minutes Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard — *This review contains spoilers for Halloween 4 and Halloween 5.* The beginning of Halloween 5 picks up exactly where part 4 ends, but that’s just to show how Michael survives another implausible situation. The bulk of the film takes place exactly one year later: Jamie…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Pet Sematary (1989)

Title: Pet Sematary (1989) Runtime: 103 minutes Director: Mary Lambert — First things first: Fred Gwynne, playing Jud Crandall, puts on one of the finest horror performances I’ve ever seen. He is brilliant through every scene, and helps legitimize the film. Without him, this might be just another Stephen King adaptation. With him, it’s one…