Tag: 2016

Book Review – Branden Chowen on Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Title: Dark Matter Author: Blake Crouch Published: 2016 Publisher: Broadway Books — Jason is an average guy living in Chicago with his wife, Daniela and son, Charlie. He is a professor at a local University, and she is an artist. They have made the choice of parenthood over their careers, and both wonder, every once…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Longtime readers of Cinefessions might notice something different on this review: it is scored out of five stars rather than the usual four! It has not been decided if we will be moving all reviews to the five-star scale, but for the time being, at least, any books reviewed on Cinefessions will now be based…


The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 135 – Summer Sequels 2018 Arc – Inside (2016)

Welcome back The Cinefessions Podcast, episode 135! Today, Marc, and Branden continue the Summer Sequels 2018 Arc with a review of Inside (2016)! If you missed our review of the original film, check out episode 71. Do you want to be a part of The Cinefessions Podcast? Well now you can be by leaving us…


Chris Ranson’s Top 10 Films of 2016

If there’s one thing that 2016 taught us about the cinema, it’s that theatre-goers do not care what critics, or Rotten Tomatoes, have to say about a film. It felt like most of the time I had the polar opposite reaction to a film than the critics. I still went, even if a film was…


The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 66 – Rob Zombie Retrospective – 31 (2016)

Welcome to episode 66 of The Cinefessions Podcast! This week, Branden, Marc, and Ashe conclude the seven-episode Rob Zombie Retrospective Arc with a review of the recently released to Video On-Demand 31 (2016). Sex World is given away on Blu-ray, the Besting the Backlog Challenge moves on to round three, and the next podcast arc…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Suicide Squad (2016)

Title: Suicide Squad (2016) Director: David Ayer Runtime: 123 minutes — The DC film universe is one of the most divisive I’ve seen in recent memory. Any time a film comes out with that DC logo at the start, vitriol and “critics vs. fans” fights are sure to follow. This week’s release of Suicide Squad…


The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 59 – Stranger Things (2016)

Welcome to episode 59 of The Cinefessions Podcast! This week, Branden, Ashe, and Marc review the much talked about Netflix Original Series Stranger Things (2016). They also discuss their week in media. Do you want to be a part of The Cinefessions Podcast? Well now you can be by leaving us a voicemail at 1-302-448-TALK…