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Sean has written 130 reviews for films during 2017.

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★½

    Love the dialogue, Francis McDormand deserves whatever awards she gets, she's fire in in this movie and is absolutely mesmerising to watch. Sam Rockwell is also fire in this but in what movie isn't he? This is also Martin McDonagh most humanistic film, just showcasing the beloved Sheriff of Ebbing who is also dying of cancer, a mother grieving for her murdered daughter and wants things to get solved, a deputy who changes his ways, a midget who just wants…

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    ★★★★

    I seriously had a lot of fun watching this, it's mainly the cast's fault as they were just pure fun to watch. Especially Jack Black who's basically playing a teen girl trapped inside a man's body. It's also pretty hilarious in some spots. I really liked how the whole "we work as a team in order to get ahead" thing, life lessons learned. I'm surprised I liked this as much as I did, I didn't know what to expect walking in and sometimes those are the best theatre experiences.

  • Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

    Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

    ★★★★

    Really loved the animation and Sandra Oh's voice work was pretty great too. It kinda dragged in some places but I was caught up in learning about Iran, poetry being read and Rosie's quest to find who she is and her father.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    Given that it's been a couple hours since I walked out of the theatre, I'm still processing what I just watched. A lot happens in the 2 hour and 45 minute The Last Jedi and it's easy to miss things. That being said, I liked it but perhaps on another viewing that could change. Rian Johnson's Star Wars outting has such a different feel to it, it sure looks like a Star Wars film but sometimes it didn't feel like…

  • Bushwick

    Bushwick

    Neat idea, but I didn't buy Britney Snow in this, she lacked intensity and I just didn't see her as this character. The story and direction did nothing for me, suppsed to be one long take but I found the camera work to be very shoddy and what could have looked good just ended up being flat and boring. The one bright spot in all this is Dave Bautista, he's pretty much the only part of the movie that is even worth watching, really good acting from him. Bushwick is bushtired.

  • La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita

    ★★★½

    On One hand I really loved Fellini's direction, such startling contrasts in beauty and photography, he nailed it. On the other, i had a real hard time with these characters and was pondering why I should care about these people at all, aristcrates so self indulgent that it just irked me, especially Mastroianni's character (although he was mesmerising to watch). I didn't care for how long it was either, sometimes it was a boring watch. Glad I finally got around to watching this though.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    Greta Gerwig's directorial debut is stunning as it looks and feels like someone with years of mileage behind them.Feels like a passion project for her as everything is handled with such delicacy. Really loved the cast, they all hold their own here especially Laurie Metcalfe who should get a nomination for this role as she's pretty damned great.Coming of age stories have always captured my heart and interest, Saoirse Ronan captures so well the lost and confused teenage Lady Bird…

  • Koi... Mil Gaya

    Koi... Mil Gaya

    ★★★

    What do you get when you mix Forrest Gump, E.T and Close Encounters of The 3rd Kind? Koi...Mil Gaya, a bollywood sci fi/musical that pretty much riffs on 80's movies and blatantly uses music from Neverending Story and Teen Wolf. I Liked the singing and dancing, mostly the dancing, the lyrics to the songs are cheese and repetitive but there's alot to enjoy here. This movie is almost 3 hours long, it did get a little tedious at spots, a…

  • Guardians

    Guardians

    Russian superhero movie.Apart from the really cool scene with the guy with the cool curved swords (see, I can't even remember characters names) slicing up cars and baddies in the desert this is pretty forgettable. Shitty dialogue, crappy CGI and a story so convoluted that it'll make your head swim. Stay far away from this turdcicle.

  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Crap.

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★★

    Terrific acting by the cast, espcially Mark Ruffalo. Spotlight's a good movie, a slow burn if you will but that's the way it's supposed to play out. I enjoyed McCarthy's direction and just let's the actors do their thing.

  • Explorers

    Explorers

    ★★

    Charming, Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix, 3 things that make this movie watchable. It hasn't aged well and is boring plus the story isn't all that great. Joe Dante does his best to make the movie work but perhaps with a better story this would have been one of the better kids films to come out of the 80's.