Welcome to episode twenty four of The Cinefessions Podcast! This week, Ashe, Chris, and Branden review episodes ten and eleven of season one of the Netflix Original Series show Sense8. They also talk about what they did last week in media, and do a bit more video game discussing than usual.
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0:00:00 – 1:02:53 – Intro/Our Week in Media/Video Game Discussion
1:02:54 – 1:27:08 – Sense8: S1.E10 (What is Human?) Review (Contains Spoilers!)
1:27:09 – 1:42:20 – Sense8: S1.E11 (Just Turn the Wheel and the Future Changes) Review (Contains Spoilers!)
1:42:21 – 1:44:18 – Outro
Branden 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 alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.
Just a quick comment on this to say that c’mon guys, that birth scene was awesome! It was beautiful and moving, with a good amount of graphic depiction. Birth is a beautiful natural process and I hate that this society has got everybody all fucked up on it. People will watch graphic violence and sex but freak out over an actual life being brought I to the world?! We are better than that surely. I couldn’t wait to show that to my little girl in preparation for next month when she hopefully sees her first real life birth. I know everyone os different, some people just don’t like any blood etc, but its just a personal pet peeve of mine that people will happily sit through graphic depictions of violence and people ending life but will complain about the natural and beautiful process that actually beings life into this world?! It seems like that old cliché of men being scared of commitment or marriage or men being afraid of being femine and just feels like we should have gotten over it by now. Oh well this society still has it’s taboos and don’t forget it was within our lifetime that people reacted to seeing two men kiss or an inter racial couple on mainstream tv with the same or similar reaction to watching women give birth. At least that gives me some comfort that when my baby grows up, this scene hopefully won’t elicit those kind of negative and disgusted reactions.
Personal pet peeve is all.
At least the comments on the youtube video of the birth scene are overwhelmingly positive
Also great scene with Leito this episode. I knew it was coming but I god damn loved it all the more
Cannot agree with you, Brent. As someone who is married, but has no kids, and no real immediate desire to have kids, I just don’t have the same feelings about it as you do. I respect your opinion, but can’t agree with it.
Along those same lines, one of my pet peeves is those that will allow their children to see copious amounts of violence, death, and blood, but freak out at a female breast. Nudity is somehow worse to most than violence, which is one of my let peeves along that same idea.
So I see what you’re saying, and, sute, childbirth is a pretty incredible thing, but I’d rather see a fake head popped off than another child birthing scene. Thanks for the comment!!