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SXSW 2021 Live Blog

My up-to-the-minute(ish) thoughts on all things SXSW By Sean Blanford Friday, March 19th 8:15 am: This is the first morning…

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2021 Oscar Nominations: My Birby Thoughts

The biggest award show of the year happens on April 25th. Here are some of my opinions on this year’s…

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New Release Review: The Stylist

A favorite from Fantastic Fest 2020 slices its way into our minds and hearts By Sean Blanford There are very…

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New Release Review: I Care a Lot

Rosamund Pike thrives in a crime thriller that will keep you guessing until its final seconds By Sean Blanford We…

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New Release Review: Saint Maud

An 84-minute slow build that by the end will leave you absolutely breathless.By Sean Blanford Regret (verb): Fell sad, repentant,…

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Sundance Movie Review: Pleasure

Ninja Thyberg’s feature directorial debut is also the most unforgettable movie at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. By Sean Blanford…

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Sundance Movie Review: Land

The feature directorial debut of star Robin Wright gives us an understated yet powerful look at grief and isolationBy Sean…

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Sundance Film Festival 2021 Live Blog

My up-to-the-minute experience of my first Sundance Film Festival By Sean Blanford Monday, February 1st2:44 pm: Fell behind again, but…

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My Thoughts On…The Independent Spirit Nominations

With the list being slim, a handful of films make up an eclectic group of nominees. By Sean Blanford The…

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My Twenty Favorite Films of 2020

Here are the films that I loved the most, many of which will stick with me for quite some time….