Tag: thriller

A Cinefessions Video – Neo-Noirvember Week One: Blow Out (1981) | #Noirvember #CriterionCollection

Week one of my Neo-Noirvember is officially here with my review of Blow Out from 1981! If you enjoy this video, please give it a like and 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…


A Cinefessions Video – Blu-ray Review: Till Death (2021)

Megan Fox is starring in another direct-to-video release, and this time it’s a home invasion thriller, which is right up my alley! Is this new release any good? Let’s talk about it! If you enjoy this video, please give it a like and consider subscribing to Cinefessions on YouTube!   Branden ChowenBranden has been a…


A Cinefessions Video – Movie Review: Saltwater: The Battle for Ramree Island (2021)

If you shop for new release movies at Walmart, you know exactly where I found this one. Normally, I pick these up, chuckle, and move on, but this cover art made me stop and spend the $10. Was it worth it? Let’s talk about it! If you enjoy this video, please give it a like…


A Cinefessions Video – Movie Review: The Little Things (2021)

I finally watched a new release, so I figured I would celebrate the occasion by reviewing it! 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…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard

Title: Rewind Author: Catherine Ryan Howard Published: 2019 Publisher: Blackstone Publishing — Sometimes you stumble across a piece of media in an unexpected way, and you’re glad you did. I’m currently at a stage in my life where I almost never watch, read, or play any of the latest releases. I tend to be a…


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 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…