Tag: four stars

Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Title: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Director: George A. Romero Runtime: 127 minutes “My granddad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, ‘When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth.’” — Unlike Night of the Dead, it only took me one viewing to fall in love with…


Graphic Novel Review – Branden Chowen on Saga, Vol. 1 (2012)

Title: Saga, Volume One Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Lettering: Fonografiks Release Date: October 10, 2012 Cover Price: $9.99 Publisher: Image — Shame on me for waiting this long to finally dive in to this sci-fi/fantasy masterpiece. Saga, Volume One is one of the strongest graphic novels I’ve read, with wonderful writing, a…


Capsule Review – Ashe Collins on The Exorcist (1973)

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…


Graphic Novel Capsule Review – Branden Chowen on Tom Taylor’s Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 2 (2015)

Movies may be our first love here at Cinefessions, but we are proud dorks in the truest sense of the word. We love not only movies, but video games, books, comics, board games, men and women in spandex, and everything else that goes along with nerd culture. As longtime readers of graphic novels, comics, and…


Graphic Novel Capsule Review – Branden Chowen on Tom Taylor’s Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1 (2014)

Movies may be our first love here at Cinefessions, but we are proud dorks in the truest sense of the word. We love not only movies, but video games, books, comics, board games, men and women in spandex, and everything else that goes along with nerd culture. As longtime readers of graphic novels, comics, and…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Gabriel (2014)

This review was originally published in May of last year when Chris attended the Tribeca Film Festival. Gabriel is (finally) seeing a wider release now, so we are re-posting this review to highlight this film, which, according to Chris, is excellent. TriBeCa Film Festival 2014 Title: Gabriel (2014) Director: Lou Howe Runtime: 85 minutes —…


The AniMAYtion Challenge – Ashe Collins on Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

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 fifth pick of the 2015 AniMAYtion Challenge, Ashe Collins selects Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind from 1984. Title:…