Sean McClannahan
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Sean McClannahan

Sean McClannahan is a freelance film journalist and is the founder of Movie Time And Beyond. His passion for movies and pop culture knows no limits.

Fistful of FeaturesMovies

Welcome to Fistful of Features, a weekly column that celebrates film preservation through physical media and discusses cinematic treasures from every genre to maintain their relevance in the cultural lexicon. There are many great labels that are doing incredible work to keep all sorts of films significant through luxurious treatment

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Welcome to Fistful of Features, a weekly column that celebrates film preservation through physical media and discusses cinematic treasures from every genre to maintain their relevance in the cultural lexicon. There are many great labels that are doing incredible work to keep all sorts of films significant through luxurious treatment

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Podcasts

We discuss A Ghost Waits with director Adam Stovall and, dive into some more Tom Hanks discussion with our guest Brent Starnes. Watch the trailer for A Ghost Waits

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Film FestivalsMovie ReviewMoviesSundance Film Festival

I first became familiar with the unearthly cinematic joy of Sion Sono when I encountered the brilliance of his gonzo gangster musical Tokyo Tribe at Fantastic Fest back in 2014. That led me down the road to discovering his magnum opus Love Exposure and I have been visiting his altar

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I can’t say I was very familiar with the musical anomaly known as Sparks before my viewing of Edgar Wright’s infectious documentary and I’ll be damned if this experience didn’t convert me into their cult of disciples. I can only imagine the unique encounters that brought their diverse legion of

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As an assault of “video nasty” bits hurls at the screen amongst the opening credits I anticipated a fun ride through v/h/s soaked nostalgic sleaze and I was not wrong. Much like how Berberian Sound Studio paid homage to the Italian Giallo of the seventies without becoming a distraction, this

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Steven Kostanski quasi been carving a name for himself since breaking solo from the Astron 6 directing collective and making the Lovecraft inspired The Void and the above-average Leprechaun reboot Leprechaun Returns. With Psycho Goreman he pays tribute to high concept Saturday morning cartoons from the eighties as well as

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It has been a crazy year in film. There have been so many movies delayed, postponed, or moved to VOD on the day and date of release. Listen to the In Frame Podcast to hear their list of the best films of 2020. You can listen to the In The

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Movie ReviewMovies

As someone who mildly enjoyed Patty Jenkins’ first cinematic outing with Wonder Woman in 2017; I actually found it to drag a bit at times and the 141 minute runtime could have used some trimming as far as pacing is concerned. That being said, Wonder Woman 1984 is ten minutes

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Like an indie bastard child of Unbreakable and Hancock, Archenemy is Adam Egypt Mortimer’s (Daniel Isn’t Real) ode to the otherworldly tales of Grant Morrison and is just joyfully odd enough to be in good company with Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision company. As the opening narration unfolds complimented by beautiful retro

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I’ve always been a sucker for the “ It all takes place in one night” sub-genre of movies. One of the greatest examples of course is Richard Linklater’s coming of age masterpiece Dazed and Confused. The set up for Jeff Roda’s 18 To Party was off to a promising start

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Movie ReviewMoviesMusic

When it was revealed that Alex Winter was granted unconditional support from Zappa’s family and access to all of the content in their infamous vault I knew in my gut that something special had to be in the works and I’m happy to reveal that I was not disappointed. With

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POSSESSOR Uncut Movie Review Andrea Riseborough
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I can imagine the satisfied look gleaming from David Cronenberg’s face as his son’s unearthly sophomore feature unfolds before his eyes. The similarities between father and son might be undeniable in many ways, but the boundaries that Brandon (Antiviral) pushes obviously come from a personal place that only he would

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Filmmaker Gary Sherman has made some adequate and interesting films throughout his career, but for my money, none are as thrilling and entertaining as Vice Squad from 1982. The opening theme song “Neon Slime” is as fiery and sleazy as the picture that follows. Wings Hauser’s raspy Tom Waits like vocals

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Ash vs Evil Dead is at it’s worst a victim of giving into relentless fan service and a fun adventure building it’s own mythos within that tight construct at best. Season one goes narratively down familiar tropes with Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) and his two trusty sidekicks Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) and Pablo (Ray

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There are two John Carpenter films being released on July 24th by Scream Factory, with more shortly to follow (Starman was just announced at Comic Con and Someone’s Watching Me! will be released on August 7th.) I am very happy to report that I wasn’t let down viewing either one, in fact one

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