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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Child's Play: Chucky at 30
9 months ago
How did our culture come to allow Chucky from Child’s Play become a thing? Thirty years after the film debuted Chucky remains in the darkest corners of our popular culture appealing to those with a bizarre, macabre sense of humor and a deep tolerance for stupid. Personally, I’ve never had any interest in this silly horror doll nonsense. I’ve never understood the appeal. Watching it for a 30th anniversary attempt at trying to understand the appeal of Child's Play, I can certainly grasp the absurd...
Movie Review: 'The Fog' - 4K Restoration
10 months ago
John Carpenter had a tough act to follow when he set out to followup his 1978 slasher flick Halloween. I may not be a fan of Halloween, but even I can recognize the impact the film had, becoming a big grossing genre flick and an influential piece of pop genre work. Carpenter became a cult hero overnight, and following that kind of success the first time out was a challenge. I happen to think that Carpenter more than met that challenge with The Fog: An eerie, creepy, zombie flick about a town tha...
Movie Review: 'Hereditary'
a year ago
Hereditary is a shocking and deeply unsettling horror thriller. Writer-director Ari Ascher’s remarkable attention to detail in production design, cinematography, and even character blocking, where a c...
Movie Review: 'Night of the Virgin'
a year ago
Night of the Virgin turned my stomach. That sounds like the start of a negative review but, far from it. I actually loved Night of the Virgin. This Spanish import from director Roberto San Sebastian i...
Movie Review: 'Truth or Dare'
a year ago
Truth or Dare, or Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, if we are skirting copyright issues, is a silly, silly movie filled with dopey characters on a pointless quest for their miserable lives. As directed by Je...
Review: 'Unsane'
a year ago
While many are focused on Steven Soderbergh’s mode of filming Unsane, they might miss just how exceptional the film truly is. The fact that Soderbergh, the auteur behind Traffic, Erin Brockovich, and ...