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Film Obsession is an on-line magazine catering to obsessed movie fans. Our reviews are written by the everyday film fan; we are not ridiculously critical, we are always fair. If it’s entertaining, we’ll let you know. If it sucks, you can guarantee we’ll let you know that too. We prides ourselves in covering all the major studio releases, as well as independent projects filming in the Detroit region. If you have any press releases, photography, etc. that might be of interest to our readers – please submit your coverage request here.
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Christopher J. Giroux
Admin, Editor, Detroit Film Critic Society Member
Articles by Chris
Stay-at-home dad, film fanatic and photographer. Chris is currently traveling the country full-time with his family and writing from the road. He chronicles his adventures at www.roadiculous.com. Chris is a member of the Detroit Film Critics Society, a distinguished group of Detroit-based film writers and broadcasters. He also manages multiple social media campaigns and fan clubs.
Chris always enjoyed movies growing up, from his first theater-going experience to see Home Alone (1990), to loading up into the back of his father’s pickup truck and hitting the local drive-in theater each weekend. His film obsession began in 1995 when Pierce Brosnan first appeared as 007 James Bond in Goldeneye, and ever since Chris’s second home has been the local cineplex.
Favorite Films: The Explorers, The Monster Squad, Fight Club, Total Recall, Goldeneye, Escape From New York, Big Trouble in Little China, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings trilogies.
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Editor, Film & TV Critic, Feature Contributor
Articles by MontiLee
MontiLee Stormer is an avid reader and horror writer. When not killing imaginary people with words, her free time is spent in front of an available monitor, knitting and watching horror movies.
Her love of the American International and Hammer Pictures classics began with the 80’s Detroit Area staple – The Saturday Thriller Double Feature. With literary influences like Rod Serling, Richard Matheson, and Charles Beaumont, as well as films like “The Skull” with Peter Cushing” and “The Rats Are Coming, The Werewolves Are Here,” classic psychological horror and B-movie camp stamped indelible images into her mind and shaped her ideas of how horror should make people feel – normalcy, dread, terror, despair, fear, elation, triumph, and always more dread. Her first theatrical horror movie was 1982’s “Poltergeist”, and she will cheerfully discuss the conspiracy theory of Spielberg’s direction. If you think Kubrick’s “The Shining” is one of the greatest horror movies of all time, she will also fight you.
Favorite Films: Poltergeist, The Fifth Element, The Bad Seed, Alien/The Thing (essentially the same movie), Constantine, Trick ‘R Treat, Jaws, The Ring Cycle (both American and Japanese), A Tale of Two Sisters, Audition, Seven, In the Mouth of Madness
Film & TV Critic, Feature Contributor
Articles by Mark
Mark is an entertainment junkie, spending much of his leisure time watching movies, TV, or listening to any and all genres of music. Most evenings, after finishing a day of work and hanging with his wife and kids, Mark can be found in an eternal battle with his DVR, trying to clear it before another 5-6 hours of shows are recorded the next day.
With a long career in the publishing industry, working with libraries and K12 and academic institutions, one would think that Mark adopted a greater love of reading books, however if it isn’t the newspaper, entertainment industry magazines (Variety and Entertainment Weekly are his favorites), or perusing websites such as Deadline, THR, and Cinemablend, it doesn’t readily exist in Mark’s universe.
Favorite Films: Cocktail, Top Gun, Dazed and Confused, The Breakfast Club, Austin Powers, Airplane
Film & Book Critic, Feature Contributor
Articles by Kate
Kate is a reader, a writer, a photographer, a knitter and never watches tv because she’s busy watching (and rewatching) movies. She dreams of stories in full color, sound and smell, and can be found talking about everything just mentioned (but especially reading and writing) over at Twintype Books.
She adores a wide range of film genres and is willing to give just about anything a try, but especially enjoys thrillers, things that make you go hmmm… and movies about Christmas. She is That Friend who immediately jumps on IMDb and regales you with all the trivia and goofs you never knew you needed to know. She has a deep and abiding love for anything starring a Jack Russell or set in New York City or Detroit.
Favorite Films: Gone With the Wind, Eastern Promises