Tag: crime

Book Review – Branden Chowen on Quarry by Max Allan Collins

Title: Quarry (originally titled The Broker) Author: Max Allan Collins Published: 1976 Publisher: Berkley Medallion — I was introduced to Quarry during a Hard Case Crime series collection overview from the Cereal at Midnight YouTube channel. Typically, seeing the name “hard case crime”, I’d think a detective story that wouldn’t be of much interest to…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Leon: The Professional (1994)

Title: Leon: The Professional (1994) Director: Luc Besson Runtime: 136 minutes — I used to work at a Blockbuster, part-time, solely for the free movies. I spent every penny I earned there on stuff from the store. The cool part was that while straightening up the aisles I could write down names of films, and…


TV Review – Ashe Collins on Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season One (2015)

Title: Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season One (2015) Creator: Melissa Rosenberg Studio: ABC Studios, Netflix Original Series Length: 13 episodes (46 to 53 minute episodes) — Before I sat down with Jessica Jones I had to do some homework. I’d never read Alias, the comic that the character originated in. I hadn’t followed any of the…


The AniMAYtion Challenge – Ashe Collins on Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

Welcome to The AniMAYtion Challenge, where Ashe and Branden review one animated film every weekend throughout the month of May. Each film was chosen in draft style, with Ashe recieving the first pick of round one. Today, Ashe Collins selects Cowboy Bebop: The Movie from 2001. Title: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) Director: Shinichiro Watanabe Runtime: 117 minutes…


The AniMAYtion Challenge – Branden Chowen on Batman: Year One (2011)

Welcome to The AniMAYtion Challenge, where Ashe and Branden review one animated film every weekend throughout the month of May. Each film was chosen in draft style, with Ashe recieving the first pick of round one. With the second pick of the 2015 AniMAYtion Challenge, Branden Chowen selects Batman: Year One from 2011. Title: Batman: Year One (2011) Director:…


TV Review – Ashe Collins on Marvel’s Daredevil: Season One (2015)

Title: Marvel’s Daredevil: Season One (2015) Creator: Drew Goddard Studio: ABC Studios, Netflix Original Series Length: 13 episodes (53 minute episodes) — My exposure to the Daredevil character before the 2003 film was mainly via guest appearances in books I was reading at the time, so usually Ghost Rider, the occasional Spider-Man, and the X-Men. This…


Capsule Review – Chris Ranson on Open Windows (2014)

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…