Tag Archives: John Messer

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” review: a studio by any other name just as sweet

By John Messer, E23 Reporter

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is playing at Ragtag Cinema at the time of writing (March 13, 2018).

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is a film dominated by the discussion surrounding its creation. Its maker, Read the rest

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Critical Inklings, Ep. 3: Overwatch and Other Stuff

This week, John Messer and his friend Allie Mollet talk about “Overwatch,” the sensational first-person team-based shooter from Blizzard. The discussion turns to other video games, cartoons and childhood reminiscing. And it’s the first episode without cursing!

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True/False Review: “Combat Obscura” is an unflinching look at the lives of Marines

By John Messer, E23 Reporter

One of the more compelling films at the 2018 True/False Film Fest was Miles Lagoze’s “Combat Obscura.” What sets “Obscura” apart is its composition. Director Lagoze recorded the majority of the footage between 2011 and Read the rest

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E23: March 8, 2018 (True/False)

This week on E23, we cover True/False Film Fest, the Oscars and more! John Messer parodies the news from the Oscars and True False Film Fest. Josie Clark gives audiences a rundown of the top five reasons to go to … Read the rest

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True/False Review: “Bisbee ‘17” tells a lot but explains little

By John Messer, E23 Reporter

“Bisbee ‘17” was one of the many documentary films showcased at the 2018 True/False Film Fest. The film takes a look at the Arizona town of Bisbee and its sordid past of worker disputes and Read the rest

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E23: March 1, 2018

This week on E23, John Messer reports on the major headlines of the week including the movie “Black Panther,” Elon Musk’s latest space adventure and Donald Trump’s stance on gun control. Resident movie critic Michael Donelan gives viewers his review … Read the rest

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Critical Inklings, Ep. 2: Superheroes, Superzeroes and Black Panther

This week, our guest is JP Killam, joined by your regular host John Messer. The two talk about their recent viewing of Marvel’s “Black Panther” (2018), dig into other superhero movies and digress plenty as always. Our intro song, as … Read the rest

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Critical Inklings, Ep. 1: The State of Sci-Fi

When it comes to entertainment, there’s broad appeal content, and then there’s niche content. “Critical Inklings” is a casual, conversational podcast focused on discussing these kinds of non-mainstream entertainment. Join John Messer as he hosts a variety of guests in … Read the rest

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E23- February 15, 2018

This week on E23, Rachel Zalucki talks about the Winter Olympics, President Trump and Valentine’s Day. E23’s private investigator Brooke Knappenberger locks down rumors about Kylie Jenner’s baby, a possible Office reunion show and a Spice Girl reunion. John Messer … Read the rest

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E23- February 8, 2018

This week on E23, Brooke Knappenberger and Hal Robison discuss the commercials that were successful and those that flopped during the 2018 Super Bowl. Reporters Michael Donelan and Josie Clark talk about the top news stories including the Super Bowl … Read the rest

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