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Screener Squad: Resurrection

Resurrection Movie Review


In 1999 an evil Scottish villain named Fat Bastard stared down a mini me and said “Get in my Belly!”. This hilarious timeless quote is most likely not the inspiration for writer/director Andrew Semans film Resurrection but it would certainly explain a lot if it influenced it to some degree. Margaret (Rebecca Hall) is the living embodiment a of that idea that women can have it all. She is a total boss at work, has a sexy/saucy lover with no strings attached, and is a loving single mother of a wonderfully charming daughter named Abbie. As the baby bird Abbie embarks on her flight from the  nest into her freshman year at college, a creepy looking weirdo named David (Tim Roth) starts to show up ever so effortlessly into the background of Margaret’s life. Soon, it is revealed that David is from Margaret’s past and he has something over her that could control her entire future unless she complies to his every whim. Bradly, Jordan, and Frank invite you to the therapy sofa and praise the brilliance of Rebecca Hall, discuss trauma in fiction as a coping method for healing, and consider whether or not a third act can destroy the good will of an entire film.


DIRECTED BY: Andrew Semans

STARRING: Rebecca Hall, Grace Kaufman, Michael Esper, Angela Wong Carbone, Tim Roth, Josh Drennen, Rosemary Howard, Winsome Brown, Jaime Zevallos, Owen Johnson, Jackson Finnegan, Zarra Kaahn




Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)

Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.


Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)

Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.



Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)

Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.



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