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Monday, May 29, 2017

Sean Kelly

Blindspot 2017: Canada 150: M. Butterfly

This month I watched M. Butterfly, which is the only film directed by David Cronenberg that I had yet to see. René Gallimard (Jeremy Irons) is a French diplomat stationed in Beijing, China during the 1960s. René meets and falls in love with Chinese opera singer Song Liling (John Lone). The affair lasts for many years, with René seemingly unaware of Song's true nature.

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Sean Kelly

Monday Editorial: Doing What You Love (and Not Getting Paid for It)

It has been nearly thirteen years since I put pen to digital ink and started the film blog that you are reading now. In that time period, I have gone from a unemployed 22 year old with a Computer Programming diploma to an unemployed 35 year old with a Film Studies degree. However, am I really unemployed? It turns out that I am working very hard producing content for this site, I just don't really have anything to show for it. That is the sad truth of being a freelance writer about film.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sean Kelly

Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Captain Jack Sparrow avoids vengeful pirate ghosts while searching for the Trident of Poseidon in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), is desperate to locate the Trident of Poseidon, which has the power to break all the curses of the sea, hence freeing his father's fate as the captain of the Flying Dutchman. Henry seeks the help of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to find the trident and they also receive the assistance of astrologer Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), who is looking for the Trident for her own reasons. However, on their trail is the vengeful ghost Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), who enlists the assistance of Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to locate Jack Sparrow.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Sean Kelly

Review: 5-25-77

An aspiring filmmaker becomes excited about the upcoming release of Star Wars in 5-25-77. Since seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey when he was 9 years old, Pat (John Francis Daley) has been interested in making movies, with him frequently working on Super-8 sequels to his favourite films, much to the annoyance of friends Bill (Steve Coulter) and Robin (Katie Jeep). After a spur of the moment phone call from his mother Janet (Colleen Camp) to American Cinematographer editor Herb Lightman (Austin Pendleton), Pat gets the chance to meet his heroes in Hollywood, which includes getting a peak at an upcoming film known as Star Wars.

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Sean Kelly

This Week in Movies - May 26, 2017

Here is my summary of this week's new releases.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sean Kelly

Home Video Recommendations - May 23, 2017

A little delayed today, but here are my recommendations of this week's home video releases.
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Sean Kelly

Monday Editorial: Reflections on Streaming (From My Parent's Basement)

Over the past number of years, streaming and video on demand services, such as Netflix, iTunes, and Google Play, have become the dominant way that people watch movies and TV shows in their homes. With the exception of collectors like myself, people in general have moved away from physical media and have started watching their content digitally.

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