Sean O’Connor

Videographer. Editor. Musician. Professor. Husband. Follower of Jesus Christ.

Favorite films

  • 12 Angry Men
  • The Dark Knight
  • Citizen Kane
  • Toy Story

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  • Elvis

    ★★★

  • Lightyear

    ★★★½

  • Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★

    Just saw Elvis, and I’m exhausted—and not in the best way. It’s about as flashy as I expected from the director of 2001’s Moulin Rouge and 2013’s The Great Gatsby, which I guess makes sense for this film: if you’re making an Elvis biopic, you gotta give it everything you’ve got. But there’s so much ground to cover, and so many themes to explore (not to mention what is, for me, a solid lead performance from Austin Butler), that I…

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★½

    I have mixed feelings about Lightyear, and I bet you do, too. Despite the great animation and how overall entertaining it is, I can’t help thinking it mainly exists for financial reasons—and that certain character choices, which you’ve no doubt heard about, were shoehorned into the plot for political reasons (and, in my view, could have easily been changed with little to no impact on the plot). 

    Some of you may decide not to see the film at all as…

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  • American Underdog

    American Underdog

    ★★★

    Had the privilege tonight of seeing an advance screening of American Underdog, the Kurt Warner biopic from the filmmakers behind I Can Only Imagine, I Still Believe, and more. These guys have worked for years to produce a quality faith-based film that can feasibly compete in the marketplace, and I celebrate the fact that this is getting a wide theatrical release on Christmas Day. I pray that groups of Christian moviegoers not only go to see the film for its entertainment value, but that they also use it as a ministry tool to share with others about the reason for our hope that we have.

  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★★

    Based on what I’d heard, I went into Jurassic World: Dominion expecting to hate it, and I didn’t. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not great: the film has at least four false starts, it feels like two different movies for at least the first half, and (as usual with these reboot sequels) the newer characters would have little to do without the help of the characters from the original films. Even so, there’s enough action, production value, (occasional) visual storytelling,…