Sean Fennessey, The Ringer

Sean Fennessey

The Ringer

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • The Ringer
  • Grantland

Past articles by Sean:

John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ at 40, With John Carpenter!

Sean and Chris Ryan break down everything they love about the movie before Carpenter joins the show to discuss how he made the film and why it resonates to this day → Read More

The Best Movies of 2021

It was a year of octogenarian high jinks, long yet revealing documentaries, and masters reasserting themselves → Read More

The Best Movies of 2020

Almost everyone watched new movies from home, so we’ve got a set of double features that defined a strange but still vibrant year in film → Read More

The Everything David Fincher Ranking

What better way to honor the notoriously obsessive director than by obsessively organizing all of his movies, music videos, and commercials? → Read More

The 25 Best Movies of 2020 (So Far)

In a year in which cinema has been seemingly shut down, there has still been plenty of great work to see—if you know where to look → Read More

‘The Hunt’ Caused a Political Firestorm. Then It Flamed Out.

Why satire is the hardest thing to do in American movies in 2020 → Read More

The 35 Best Movie Performances of 2019

From obvious standouts like J.Lo and Joe Pesci to less heralded performers like Jessie Buckley and, uh, CGI alligators, here are the most winning film roles of the year → Read More

The Best Movies of 2019

The medium is not what it once was—see: Marvel, Scorsese on Netflix—but that doesn’t mean it can’t be something better. And this year provided plenty of evidence of positive evolution. → Read More

Jennifer Lopez’s Journey From Backup Dancer to Lead Actress

J.Lo came into our lives as a Fly Girl on ‘In Living Color,’ shot some iconic music videos, and became a movie star after ‘Selena’ → Read More

That’s a Bingo! The Best Quentin Tarantino Scenes Ever.

In the name of charity and good will, we will strike these scenes down upon you with great vengeance and furious commentary → Read More

‘Midsommar’ Is a Deranged Delight, but It’s Far From the First Freak-out Movie: Here Are the Essentials

A brief history of movies that make us want to tear our eyes out … in a good way → Read More

Is This the Summer From Hell or Business As Usual for Hollywood?

The flops are everywhere. The streamers are lurking. Is a new paradigm for the movie business on the horizon? → Read More

Documentaries About Politics

There have never been more docs focused on the electoral process. Some have tracked rising candidates like Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while others have followed backroom connivers like Steve Bannon. Why are these movies booming in 2019? → Read More

Whoa After Whoa: The Best of Keanu Reeves

A guide to the greatest actor of his generation who we don’t take seriously enough → Read More

The Timeless, Elusive Power of Wu-Tang Clan

A four-hour, decades-spanning documentary, ‘Of Mics and Men’ looks back on the story of Wu-Tang Clan, a group with no equal and a movement beyond compare → Read More

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Changes the Future—and the Past—of Marvel Movies

This really is the end of a chapter in movie history. Marvel knows it—and knows how you should appreciate it. → Read More

The Battle of ‘Three Kings’ Ended With a Perfect Movie and a Vision of the Future

This film foresaw everything: the cynicism of invading the Middle East. The horrors of a refugee crisis. The movie stardom of George Clooney. The madness of David O. Russell. → Read More

Why Jordan Peele Is the New Master of Suspense

Without much warning, the writer-director of ‘Get Out’ and his latest film ‘Us’ has taken on a key role in the Hollywood hierarchy. But the burden it brings is heavy. → Read More

Reality Bites: ‘Captain Marvel’ and the Lie of the ’90s

It’s finally time for a Gen X superhero. Or is it? → Read More

Did the ‘Green Book’ Best Picture Win Signal an Oscars Whitelash?

Peter Farrelly’s film about the friendship between a white chauffeur and a black musician in the 1960s took the big prize on Sunday night. What does that mean for an Academy Awards that is desperate to change? → Read More