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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sean Kelly

Review: Another WolfCop

The lycanthrope police officer returns to duty in Another WolfCop. Sometime after the events of the previous film, officer Lou Garou ( Leo Fafard) continues to enact vigilante justice as WolfCop, while Tina (Amy Matysio) is now chief of the Woodhaven sheriff's department. After eviscerating a group of thugs, Lou is unexpectedly reunited with local conspiracy theorist Willie Higgins (Jonathan Cherry), who was previously kidnapped and replaced by shapeshifters. It soon turns out that the shapeshifters have a new plan to take over Woodhaven, using a new brewery/hockey area introduced to the community by charismatic billionaire Sydney Swallows (Yannick Bisson).

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sean Kelly

Review: The Shape of Water

A mute cleaning woman befriends and tries to help an amphibious creature in The Shape of Water. Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) is a mute and lonely woman, who lives in apartment above a cinema in 1960s Baltimore and takes care of her neighbour Giles (Richard Jenkins). Elisa works with her friend Zelda Fuller (Octavia Spencer) as a janitor at the Occam Aerospace Research Center. It is there that Colonel Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon) and scientist Dr. Robert Hoffstetler (Michael Stuhlbarg) bring in an amphibious man (Doug Jones) captured in South American for study. While Strickland treats the creature extremely cruelly, Elisa finds herself being able to communicate and befriend it. When it becomes apparent that the Amphibian Man's life is in danger at the lab, Elisa enlists the help of Giles to save the creature.

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Friday, December 08, 2017

Sean Kelly

Review: Darkest Hour

Winston Churchill is forced to make tough decisions during the early days World War II in Darkest Hour. In May 1940, the Nazis have occupied most of Western Europe and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (Ronald Pickupis) forced to resign and the Liberal and Conservative parties form a grand coalition to tackle the Nazi threat. Despite the obvious successor to Chamberlain being Viscount Halifax (Stephen Dillane), the Conservatives insist on choosing Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) as the new Prime Minister. Immediately after taking office, Churchill is adamant about fighting to the end, instead of entering into peace talks. However, this becomes difficult when the British army finds themselves stranded at Dunkirk.

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Sean Kelly

Review: The Disaster Artist

The story behind the making of the infamous "so bad, it's good" cult classic The Room is told in The Disaster Artist. Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) is an aspiring actor living in San Francisco. During an acting class in 1998, Greg meets the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) and is struck by his fearless stage presence. They two quickly strike up a friendship and move to Los Angeles to pursue their acting dreams. After being told by a producer that he'll not get a role in a million years, Tommy decides to write, produce, direct, and star in his own film. Casting Greg as the co-lead and bringing on a crew of professionals, including script supervisor Sandy Schklair (Seth Rogan) and Director of Photography Raphael Smadja (Paul Scheer), Tommy makes a film that will come to be known as the "Citizen Kane of bad movies."

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Friday, December 01, 2017

Sean Kelly

Announcing Blindspot 2018: Cult Films of the 1950s to 1970s

Back in 2013, I did a cult film themed Blindspot series, picking films from the book "101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die." For my 2018 edition of the series, I have decided to return to the book and pick 12 more cult films to see. This time around, I decided to focus on films released between 1950 and 1980, since this seemed to be the peek time for these cult classics.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sean Kelly

Blindspot 2017: Canada 150: Polytechnique

Before he moved to Hollywood with films like Sicario and Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve made a film about one of the darkest moments of Canadian history with Polytechnique. On December 6, 1989, a lone gunman (Maxim Gaudette) walked into École Polytechnique in Montreal and shot 28 people, killing 14 women, before killing himself. This semi-fictionalized recreation of the events are shown from the point of view of Polytechnique students Jean-François (Sébastien Huberdeau) and Valérie (Karine Vanasse).

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly Interviews.... Blood in the Snow 2017


It is time for our second episode focused on the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival! Even though I was busy with the premiere of my short film Itch, I still had time to interview the people behind the opening and closing films Red Spring and Darken. Enjoy.
OPENING CLIP - Excerpt from Sean Kelly's live BITS Radio recording about Itch
00:28 - Introduction
02:48 - Clip: Red Spring Trailer
04:24 - Interview with Red Spring director/star Jeff Sinasac and producer Tonya Dodds
08:43 - Post Interview Comments
09:29 - Clip: Darken Trailer
11:03 - Interview with Darken director Audrey Cummings
17:44 - Closing Remarks
CLOSING CLIP - Opening Theme from Itch by Everett Dudgeon

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