Welcome to episode 105 of The Cinefessions Podcast! Today, the podcast goes back in time to a place they haven’t been before: the 1960s. Marc and Branden kick-off the Corman/Poe Cycle, looking at the first film that Roger Corman adapted from Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, House of Usher from 1960. They also move on to round thirty-five of the Besting the Backlog Challenge.
Unfortunately, Ashe will be taking a temporary hiatus from the podcast for the next month or so while he takes care of things at home. He will back as soon as he is able, and we can’t wait!
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Join us for episode 106 on Friday, October 6th, as we continue the Corman/Poe Cycle with a review of The Pit and the Pendulum from 1961! Also note that this episode 106 will mark the return of our weekly release schedule.
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0:00:00 – 0:05:17 – Intro
0:05:18 – 0:49:24 – Our Week in Media
0:49:25 – 1:41:09 – House of Usher (1960) Review (Contains Spoilers!)
1:41:10 – 1:57:36 – The Besting the Backlog Challenge – Round 35
1:57:37 – 2:00:14 – 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.