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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The Visual Language of 'A Star Is Born'
15 hours ago
Bradley Cooper is the surprise of the season with his remarkable direction of A Star Is Born. The challenge he set for himself on his first time out behind the camera was daunting to say the least. Not only is Cooper directing himself in the lead role, he’s directing a non-actress, Lady Gaga, in the other lead role. He also had massive logistics to tend to with crowds, music, and stadiums where conditions—we can easily imagine—that were not always conducive to a director desperately trying to ca...
Classic Movie Review 'Lord of the Rings: Return of the King'
6 days ago
The ‘Undisputed Classic’ on the December 16th episode of the Everyone’s a Critic Movie Review Podcast is our final leg in the Lord of the Rings franchise, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. I could not be happier for this to be over. I wasn’t a big fan of bringing the Rings trilogy to the show and having watched all three for the second time in my life, I am elated to leave them in the past. Don’t misunderstand, I appreciate the achievement and the artistry but I just don’t care about this f...
Movie Review: '24 Hour Party People'
8 days ago
As I rebuild my DVD collection, I am finding some unique and terrific movies on the back shelves of Goodwill stores and library surplus sales. Here's a review of my latest find, 2002's Michael Winterbottom flick, 24 Hour Party People. What was the most important era in modern music? Many Americans would argue that it was the early 90s grunge explosion, and they would be wrong. They are wrong because there would not have been a grunge movement were it not for a concert that took place in a Manche...
Movie Review '13 Conversations About One Thing' 2001
9 days ago
Don't you hate it when someone tells a joke and you’re the only one who doesn't get it? That is how I feel about the movie 13 Conversations About One Thing. After reading a large amount of positive reviews I'm left wondering what did it was I not see. The film from Jill and Karen Sprecher, the lovely minds behind 1997's Clockwatchers, tells the interlocking stories of a group of dour New Yorkers beset by strange fates. In 13 Conversations About One Thing, Matthew McConaughey plays Troy, a brash ...
2019's First Movie Release 'Eli' Is Inspiring Fans
11 days ago
With 2019 right around the corner, I thought I would get a jump on researching and preparing for the first new movies of the new year. January is not traditionally a time when we see many quality movies. Most of the time, we are seeing the dregs of the Hollywood studios, the films that have languished on shelves for months and years at a time or movies that the studios know cannot compete in the more crowded portions of the year. This task is usually not particularly difficult, but something str...
Movie Review '22 July'
17 days ago
Director Paul Greengrass is one of the most active and visceral directors of this or any era. Though his films are rarely box office successes, his style feels more alive and vigorous than any ten blockbusters on the market. His latest film, 22 July, made for Netflix, is yet another true life, documentary style, take on the ongoing war on terror. This time Greengrass takes us inside Norway’s worst nightmare with a similarly ultra-realistic approach that he brought to 9/11 in United 93 and Iraq i...