Tag: 2009

The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 43 – The Tarantinothon: Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Welcome to episode 43 of The Cinefessions Podcast! Today, Branden, Ashe, and Marc continue the 8-episode arc of The Tarantinothon with a review of Inglourious Basterds (2009). We postpone the Black Mirror review because not all the hosts were able to watch the same episode, as explained on the podcast. Subscribe to the Show on…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on The Life and Death of a Porno Gang (2009)

Title: The Life and Death of a Porno Gang (2009) Director: Mladen Djordjevic Runtime: 90 minutes — Sometimes marketing works on even the most hardened, cynical film fans. Though I’m not all that hard, or too cynical, I still tend to ignore most marketing campaigns that claim their movie to be “better than” or “more…


13 Days of Halloween: Day 5 – Branden Chowen on Coraline (2009)

Title: Coraline (2009) Director: Henry Selick Runtime: 100 minutes — Coraline is a frustrating film. It is filled with incredible visuals – some of the best I have ever seen, in fact – but the story around these visuals just doesn’t hold up. The movie feels like a Tim Burton film with the dark meter…


Film Swappers #3 – Dread (2009)/Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Welcome to Film Swappers, where Chris and Branden force the other person to watch any movie of their choosing. The only rules are that the films chosen have to be one that the other person hasn’t already seen, and they must be watched and reviewed. Film Swappers #3 Dread (2009) and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)…


Movie Review – Zombieland (2009)

Title: Zombieland (2009) Runtime: 88 minutes Director: Ruben Fleischer — Zombie films don’t get much better than Zombieland. With four incredible actors, a ridiculously funny script, and all the zombie gore you could hope for, it’s just about perfect. Like most zombie films, the story doesn’t take much setting up: something happens, and the dead…


Movie Review – Grace (2009)

Title: Grace (2009) Runtime: 85 minutes Director: Paul Solet — For an unknown horror film, I had read quite a bit about Grace, and, thus, I expected that I’d enjoy it a great deal. Unfortunately, I found it to be a bit too slowly paced, thought the acting was hit or miss, and found the…


Movie Review – Antichrist (2009)

Title: Antichrist (2009) Runtime: 108 minutes Director: Lars von Trier — There’s pre-Antichrist and post-Antichrist life, and everything I do from here on out can be considered post-Antichrist. This is – hyperbole aside – the most difficult movie I’ve ever sat through, and I’ve watched both The Life and Death of a Porno Gang and…