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Sean P. Kelly

Film Writer

Sean P. Kelly is a Toronto-based film writer, who has been writing his blog Sean Kelly on Movies since 2004. He has an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies from York University and has written over the years for MONDOmagazine,, and Toronto Film Scene.

Want the Best Seats at the Movie? You'll Have to Pay Up

It has been announced that Cineplex Entertainment, Canada's largest movie chain, is going to begin a pilot project at their Varsity Cinemas in downtown Toronto. With this new plan, Cineplex is going to begin adding a $2 surcharge to reserved seating in the middle two rows of the cinema. So, how do I feel about this announcement? I suppose I should just go straight to the negative.
05/16/2014 05:13 EDT

When Making Movies, Look Beyond the Dollars and Cents

The following post originally appeared on Sean's blog, Sean Kelly on Movies. A few days ago, I was watching the PBS interview show Charlie Rose. After an interesting and very down-to-earth interview w...
12/27/2013 12:12 EST

Spooky Toronto Film Events this Halloween Season

Toronto is a very film rich town and there will be many special horror screenings around the city in the weeks leading up to (and including) Halloween. As such, I thought that I will list off some of these events, so you can plan out your spooky film experience.
10/15/2013 05:52 EDT

Everything You Need to Know About the 2013 Toronto After Dark Film Festival

This year's Toronto After Dark line-up will consist of 19 feature films, two of which will be World Premieres. As always, each of these features will be preceded by a Canadian short film, with 9 international shorts screening as part of the yearly Shorts After Dark showcase. Without further ado, it is time for me to give my thoughts on the entirely of this year's Toronto After Dark line-up.
10/04/2013 05:40 EDT

TIFF13: On Giallo Homages and Mass Walkouts

It is never a good thing when people decide to walk out of a screening, however it's probably worse when these walkouts happen at a film festival screening, in front of the creators of the film. However, when the movie in question is called The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears, one has to wonder: what did these people think they were watching?
09/13/2013 12:17 EDT

TIFF13: Simple, Hassle-Free Ways to Get Tickets

We are only a week away from the 2013 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival! The film announcements have been long since finalized and the only thing left to do is to secure tickets the festival screenings. I thought that I would give some tips to help save you from disappointment when you arrive at the box office.
08/29/2013 05:16 EDT

Must-See Events at Fan Expo 2013

The main draw of any convention are the celebrity guests that are booked to attend. As always, this year's Fan Expo features a very impressive guest list, which includes Firefly's Nathan Fillion, Star Trek's Zachary Quinto, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, and a number of cast members from The Walking Dead. Plan ahead, or risk missing out on your favourite celebrities!
08/22/2013 12:05 EDT