Just in time for Christmas, Cinessential editors Aaron Pinkston, Sarah Gorr, and special guest Felicia Elliott talk Home Alone. Topics include: the debate if Home Alone is a Christmas film, our favorite booby traps, John Hughes and Chris Columbus, and the unfortunate sequel. Subscribe on iTunes!
The Cinessential Podcast
The Cinessential dives deep into one film each week, tackling the film from a variety of viewpoints and topics. Our podcast takes an even closer look at specific films, hosted by The Cinessential's editors and writers.
Our theme song, "Half a Second," comes courtesy of Hemmingbirds!
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In this episode of The Cinessential Podcast, John, Sarah, and Aaron chat about No Country for Old Men's lasting impact, incredible villain, our favorite minor performances, and (of course) the ending. Subscribe on iTunes!
In our fourth episode, The Cinessential editors John Gilpatrick, Sarah Gorr, and Aaron Pinkston board the Poseidon. Will John's nostalgic for the disaster film win over his co-hosts? Topics include: Gene Hackman's shouting, Shelley Winters' swimming, terrible remakes, even worse fashion, and the Nixonian politics of disaster movies.
In our third episode, John Gilpatrick, Sarah Gorr, and Aaron Pinkston dive deep into Alexander Payne's Election. Topics include: Hillary Clinton / Tracy Flick comparisons, the film's complicated stance on feminism, Alexander Payne's filmography, and more! Recorded before the IRL election results, you can hear the cautious hopefulness in our voices.
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On this episode of The Cinessential Podcast, editor John Gilpatrick is joined by Sarah Gorr and Aaron Pinkston to discuss the film of the week, John Carpenter's Halloween. Topics discussed include: the Chicago suburbs, the prose of Dr. Loomis, the Saw franchise, and whether Halloween is still scary. Subscribe on iTunes for upcoming episodes!
The Cinessential Editors John Gilpatrick, Sarah Gorr, and Aaron Pinkston delve into the dangerous world of our featured film this week, The Departed. Topics include the 2007 Oscars, bad psychologists, even worse accents, amazingly quotable dialogue, and how the film has aged on its 10 year anniversary.