Sean Patrick

I have been a film critic for more than 17 years and worked professionally, as a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association for the past 6 years. My favorite movie of all time is The Big Lebowski because it always feels new. 

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Movie Review: 'The Dead Don't Die' Fumbles as Zombie Satire
2 months ago
The classic Simpsons headline gag turned meme “Old Man Yells at Cloud” comes to mind rather often for me. I used to admonish myself and call out others who fruitlessly rage in no particular direction,...
Movie Review: 'Ma' Is a Jumbled Mess
2 months ago
In a perfect world an actress with the talent and charisma of Octavia Spencer would get any role that suits her, leading or otherwise. But it has been her experience, and indeed, the experience of man...
Five Takeaways from First Trailer for '47 Meters Down: Uncaged'
3 months ago
47 Meters Down was a shocking and surprising hit movie in 2017 that appeared to arrive out of absolutely nowhere. The film starring a pre-This is Us Mandy Moore, alongside Clair Holt as young sisters trapped in a shark cage while on a fantasy vacation, was made on a shoestring, $6 million dollar budget, went on to gross more than $61 million dollars worldwide. Naturally, despite an ending that doesn’t exactly tease a sequel, producers are eager to capitalize on the hit. A sequel called 47 Meters...
Movie Review: 'Brightburn' Fails to Fire Up Scares
3 months ago
Brightburn ruined my day. I was in a good mood before I saw this nasty, brutal, B-movie. What if Superman were evil, and Ma and Pa Kent were morons; that's the premise of Brightburn. Take the paragon ...
Movie Review: 'The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders' Exploits a Cult Legend
3 months ago
Room 37 The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders has a high ick factor. A speculative horror movie about the final days of former New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders, played by Leo Ramsey, Room 37...
The 2000s Movie Project: 'Scream 3'
4 months ago
The third entry in The 2000s Movie Project was the first blockbuster of this young century Scream 3. I won't lie to you, when it was released on February 11, 2000, I was a Scream 3 apologist. I defended the movie even as the critical consensus was dire. Naturally, I never revisited the movie again so as to preserve my opinion. Watching it again, from a more mature perspective, it's not that I was wrong, it's that I did not yet know how to determine how wrong I was. Scream was a phenomenon of the...