Sean P. Means

Sean P. Means

Favorite films

  • Casablanca
  • The Godfather
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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  • Bob Marley: One Love

  • Out of Darkness

  • Argylle

    ★★½

  • Scrambled

    ★★★½

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  • In the Summers

    In the Summers

    ★★★★

    The thoughtful and sometimes wrenching drama “In the Summers” takes an episodic look at a difficult childhood, showing two siblings on their summertime visits to their volatile father.

    Each of the four chapters starts the same way: The kids, Violeta and Eva, are standing outside the airport in Las Cruces, New Mexico, waiting for their father, Vicente (René Pérez Joglar, known by his rap name, Residente), to pick them up. In the first chapter, Violeta (Dreya Castillo) and Eva (Luciana…

  • Sujo

    Sujo

    ★★★★½

    Though it sometimes evokes some gangster classics, the Mexican drama “Sujo” is most moving in its quiet passages — showing a boy getting an improbable second chance to break out of a family cycle of violence and death.

    When we meet the title character, he’s four years old (played by young Kevin Aguilar) and in the back seat of his father’s car somewhere in Michoacán, while Dad is doing his job: Killing someone at the behest of his drug cartel.

    Read the full review at The Movie Cricket: moviecricket.net/sundance-2022/2024/1/24/sundance-review-sujo-captures-a-boys-improbable-life-as-it-hangs-at-the-mercy-of-cartel-bosses-in-modern-mexico

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  • Suncoast

    Suncoast

    ★★★★★

    Writer-director Laura Chinn mines her family’s tragedy in the tragicomedy “Suncoast,” and strikes dramatic gold with this heartbreaking story of a teen coping with impending grief on the outskirts of a national controversy.

    Nico Parker stars as Doris, a 17-year-old girl living in Clearwater, Fla., circa 2005, with her abrasively forward mother (Laura Linney) and her older brother, Max (Cree Kawa) — who is bedridden and mostly unresponsive, after years of brain cancer. It’s reached the point where Max is near death and needs hospice care to see him comfortably to the end.

    Read the full review at The Movie Cricket: moviecricket.net/sundance-2022/2024/1/21/sundance-review-suncoast-brilliantly-captures-a-girls-growth-and-a-familys-grief-in-the-shadow-of-a-national-protest

  • Ponyboi

    Ponyboi

    ★★½

    There’s a fascinating, groundbreaking character study at the heart of “Ponyboi,” exploring the hard life of an intersex person — played, the filmmakers say, for the first time in movie history by an intersex person.

    Unfortunately, and this is something the movie works to overcome but can’t quite make it, that character is trapped in the sort of lowlife crime drama that used to be a dime-a-dozen at Sundance.

    Read the full review at The Movie Cricket: moviecricket.net/sundance-2022/2024/1/21/sundance-review-in-ponyboi-a-moving-character-study-of-an-intersex-person-is-bogged-down-in-predictable-crime-melodrama

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