Sean Mulvihill

Sean Mulvihill
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Sean Mulvihill has been writing about movies for nearly 5 years, with work published at FanboyNation.com and a couple of pieces over at RogerEbert.com. He loves the films of Brian De Palma and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Publications: FanboyNation.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 91% Hush (2016) It may not have the most original of premises, but Hush makes up for it as a sharp, tense horror-thriller featuring two striking lead performances and marvelous execution. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
5/5 91% Polyester (1981) Polyester is the start of a turning point in John Waters' career, the start of this radical outsider entering the mainstream. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
5/5 92% Cluny Brown (1946) Within the frames of Cluny Brown you can see so clearly why Lubitsch was revered in his day and why his legacy carries on as it's a film overflowing with heart, humor, and intelligence. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/5 40% John Carpenter's Vampires (1998) Vampires is unmistakably the work of Carpenter, full of gory action and gruff characters. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
2.5/5 63% Yesterday (2019) With its sweet sentimentality and interest only in using the music of The Beatles as a means to honor The Beatles, Yesterday is a film ill-equipped to handle the very questions it brings up. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
3.5/5 77% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) This movie aims for unrelenting silliness and pulls it off. I consider that a success. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
5/5 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) Just when I thought I couldn't possibly find something new in a zombie movie, One Cut of the Dead comes along and completely upends my expectations of the genre. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
4/5 87% Depraved (2019) It's a movie that sticks with you well after it has concluded, leaving you to ponder all the real life horrors that overshadow the terror of resurrecting the dead. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) There is not another zombie movie like The Dead Don't Die. It's a film only Jim Jarmusch could make. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3.5/5 61% Satanic Panic (2019) Overall there are few weak spots about Satanic Panic, making this a consistently fun, absolutely wild directorial debut. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
1/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) You won't need your memory wiped after this one. The movie will do it for you. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
5/5 91% The Harder They Come (1973) The Harder They Come is a landmark work of cinema, a film that helped expand understanding about a corner of the world often ignored. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
1/5 17% The Fanatic (2019) While The Fanatic is unmistakably trash, it's not even fun trash. It's mainly meanspirited, inept, and hollow. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
5/5 93% Do the Right Thing (1989) The many messages of the film remain widely unheeded and Do the Right Thing remains as vital and crucial a work of cinematic art today as it was 30 years ago. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino's elegy for this fleeting moment in time, a darkly comic nostalgia trip through the past. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
3.5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It's in the post-credits scenes that it becomes apparent what works best about Spider-Man: Far From Home - this isn't a great standalone Spider-Man adventure but it is a fun piece into the puzzle of Marvel's potential future. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Dumbo may not always achieve its ambitions but you have to credit Tim Burton and screenwriter Ehren Kruger for attempting something drastically different. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
5/5 20% Boom! (1968) It's a bad movie, yes, but rarely has bad been so damned captivating. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
4/5 100% Swing Time (1936) Here we have a movie featuring an iconic screen duo, a legendary director, and a horrifically racist sequence. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
1/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) It's a tedious slog of incoherent superhero nonsense. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 33% Domino (2019) The version of Domino that is being released is a thriller that will many will find to confusing and lethargically paced - and there's some validity to those complaints - but the film is still a journey through a number of De Palma's cinematic obsessions. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
1.5/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) All the advanced computer effects in the world can't make this sequel any more thrilling than a man in a rubber suit laying waste to cardboard cities. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Even if the film underwhelms on the thematic front more often than not, there's enough verve in the execution of the film's horror elements to ensure that you're never bored. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 57% Aladdin (2019) [Aladdin] pulls off its modest ambitions, hitting the story beats and retaining the songs of the beloved classic amidst a gorgeous production design, but that doesn't stop the film from feeling less like a movie and more of a corporate product. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3.5/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) A crowd-pleasing comedy from writer-director Stephen Merchant that operates by rather basic formula but has enough charms to consistently entertain even when you know exactly what's going to happen next. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) This is easily going to be the year's best action film, and if anything comes along and surpasses it I shall kneel before the filmmakers and pledge my fealty. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
1.5/5 34% Poms (2019) Poms is a lazy, indifferent work of comedy filmmaking that often looks for laughs in the very ageist tropes it is aiming to subvert. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 60% Charlie Says (2019) Mary Harron is obviously intrigued by how anyone could find this deranged criminal charismatic enough to devote their lives to his lunatic ramblings, and Smith being so ineffective does a lot to unwind the myths that have made Manson so captivating. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
2.5/5 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Extremely Wicked wants to have it both ways. It wants to posit itself as a telling of Liz's story but also wants the sensationalist aspects of Bundy to draw viewers in. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 89% I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) It's a celebration of this once in a lifetime moment, the emergence of a pop culture phenomenon as these characters are on the verge of exiting adolescence and entering adulthood into a world that will be come increasingly fractured and cynical. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
3/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It's jamming a decade of movies, 22 films in all, and balling them up into a densely packed three-hour movie and hurling it right at your face. Some will welcome the projectile and others will recoil in horror. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
1.5/5 17% Hellboy (2019) This reboot plays out like some kind of ancient curse that arises when a spell has been incanted wrongly, as pretty much nothing goes right for Hellboy aside from the spirited performance of its star. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) This movie put its director through Hell - more than once! - but its existence proves that every once in a while dreams can transcend reality. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 55% The Beach Bum (2019) The Beach Bum is the kind of film that gives you a contact high. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3.5/5 90% Shazam! (2019) It's absolutely amazing how much fun DC can be when it's not taking itself so damned seriously. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
1.5/5 39% The Dirt (2019) The Dirt really feels like a rushed product, something quickly and cheaply made to capitalize on the success of Bohemian Rhapsody only this time it's unconvincing wigs in place of comically absurd false teeth. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
1.5/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) There's no depth or wit to any of the film's racial elements; they're just a superfluous layer added to be provocative, like the film aspires to be edgelord cinema for the extremely online guys. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3.5/5 71% Relaxer (2019) Joel Potrykus has created a film that is bizarre, grotesque, and defiant but maintains a pace that keeps the unusual events always oddly hilarious and captivating. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4.5/5 93% Us (2019) Us may not feature as concise of a social commentary as Get Out, but it's still an incredibly effective, ambitious, and terrifying work of horror filmmaking. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 70% Triple Threat (2019) There may not be a lot of depth to the script for Triple Threat but this is a film that knows what its audience is paying to see, and the film delivers on its promise of frenzied action with some of the world's best action stars. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
5/5 60% The Truth (1960) La Vérité is a film that pushed the boundaries of its era, a scathing examination of the way in which patriarchal societies exert control over women through hypocritical moralizing. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
1.5/5 No Score Yet Trading Paint (2019) While Trading Paint doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel like Speed Kills or Gotti, it's still a woefully bland piece of familial drama set against the backdrop of a low rent racing circuit. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2.5/5 57% The Hummingbird Project (2019) It's a film that boasts an exceptional cast and gets off to a blistering start before it settles into a lull that lasts until the credits roll. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 55% Yardie (2019) Yardie is a solid directorial debut from Elba, a crime drama that features shades of City of God and The Harder They Come. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4.5/5 94% Transit (2019) Transit is another harrowing masterwork by Christian Petzold and one of the best films of the year. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Brie Larson delivers a performance full of depth and nuance that will stand as one of the best in the superhero genre. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4.5/5 91% Widows (2018) People will be talking about Widows for years to come. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 84% Starman (1984) In switching up his stylistic tendencies Carpenter is able to bring more elements of his cinematic brilliance to the forefront than might be noticed in his more sensationalist films. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 38% Donnybrook (2019) The relentlessly bleak nature of Donnybrook will undoubtedly turn off a number of viewers as it's characters circle the drain of life. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2.5/5 76% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot is lacking in one area that proves to be quite detrimental for a film with such an outlandish title - it's just not fun. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019