Tag: Criterion Collection

A Cinefessions Video – Branden’s Criterion Collection Tour – Part 2

Branden wraps up the second half of his Criterion Collection…collection! Plus, an unboxing of spine #1000. If you enjoy this video, please consider subscribing to Cinefessions on YouTube!   Branden ChowenBranden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers…


A Cinefessions Video – Branden’s Criterion Collection Tour – Part 1

Branden showcases the first half of his Criterion Collection…collection in today’s video! If you enjoy this video, please consider subscribing to Cinefessions on YouTube.   Branden ChowenBranden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Quadrophenia (1979)

Title: Quadrophenia (1979) Director: Franc Roddam Runtime: 117 minutes — Franc Roddam’s Quadrophenia is a hodgepodge of a film that mixes rock music, teenage angst, and gang warfare to create an intriguing, character-driven story of Britain’s “mod” scene of the 1960s. But it’s not the story or plot that makes Quadrophenia memorable, it’s the wonderfully effective musical score by…


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…


The Weekly Binge: Blu-ray and DVD Releases for August 14th, 2012

The home video market is flooded with a load of new DVD and Blu-ray releases every single week. The sad fact is that the majority of these releases are not worth your time. So every week I sift through the junk and find the home video releases worth talking about. The Weekly Binge: Blu-ray and…


Musings On… Criterion Sale-ing 2012

Almost one year ago, I wrote about my purchases during the July, 2011 Barnes and Noble/Criterion Collection sale. I ended up taking my collection from 12 Criterion titles, to 31 Criterion releases, and picked up some cinematic gems, to say the least. Last summer, though, I had a great job that was paying me more…


The Weekly Binge: Blu-ray and DVD Releases for July 31st, 2012

The home video market is flooded with a load of new DVD and Blu-ray releases every single week. The sad fact is that the majority of these releases are not worth your time. So every week I sift through the junk and find the home video releases worth talking about. The Weekly Binge: Blu-ray and…