Ben Sears is a life-long Indianapolis resident, husband, and father of two boys, as well as a contributing writer on ObsessiveViewer.com and recurring co-host on The Obsessive Viewer Podcast. Aside from watching movies and television, Ben enjoys photography (bensearsphotography.com) and running marathons, but never at the same time. That would be difficult.

2019

Reviews

  1. Her Smell (2019)Aug 27
  2. Jawline (2019)Sept 3
  3. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)Sept 12
  4. HIFF 2019: A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem (2019)Oct 11
  5. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)Oct 14
  6. HIFF 2019: International Falls (2019)Oct 15
  7. HIFF 2019: Go Back to China (2019)Oct 16
  8. The Laundromat (2019)Oct 22
  9. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)Oct 25
  10. The Lighthouse (2019)Oct 31
  11. The King (2019)Nov 7
  12. Parasite (2019)Nov 21
  13. Frozen II (2019)Nov 29
  14. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)Dec 24
  15. Uncut Gems (2019)Dec 26 

Podcast Appearances

Obsessive Viewer

  1. OV271 – Oscars 2019 Nominee RundownFeb 9
  2. OV293 – Toy Story 4 & The Farewell – AMC A-List v Regal Unlimited, Upcoming Movies: Joker, Jojo Rabbit, Motherless Brooklyn, CatsSept 9
  3. OV299 – The Lighthouse – For All Mankind, Dickinson, See, The Morning Show, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, In Fabric, Marriage Story, Just Mercy, and Netflix’s The KingNov 6
  4. OV303 – The Report & Marriage Story – Dickinson, Servant, Truth Be Told, Unbelievable, and Little WomenDec 13

2020

Reviews

  1. The Two Popes (2019)Jan 14
  2. Bombshell (2019)Jan 16
  3. 1917 (2019)Feb 1
  4. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)Feb 6
  5. Miss Americana (2020)Feb 10
  6. Birds of Prey (2020)Feb 13
  7. Onward (2020)Mar 13
  8. Blow the Man Down (2020)Apr 10
  9. Trolls World Tour (2020)Apr 14
  10. The Midnight Gospel: Season 1 (2020)Apr 27
  11. Deerskin (2020)May 5
  12. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020)Jun 5
  13. Da 5 Bloods (2020)Jun 19
  14. Homemade: Season 1 (2020)Jul 8
  15. Greyhound (2020)Jul 11
  16. Yes, God, Yes (2020)Jul 29
  17. Tenet (2020)Sept 8
  18. Cuties (2020)Sept 14
  19. Dick Johnson is Dead (2020)Oct 3
  20. The Boys in the Band (2020)Oct 5
  21. HIFF2020: The Outside Story (2020)Oct 8
  22. HIFF2020: Picture Character (2020)Oct 17
  23. HIFF2020: Molto Bella (2020)Oct 28
  24. On the Rocks (2020)Oct 29
  25. David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020)Oct 29
  26. Sound of Metal (2020)Dec 9
  27. Let Them All Talk (2020)Dec 22
  28. Wolfwalkers (2020)Dec 22

Columns

  1. Top 10 Movies of 2019Jan 15
  2. Alfonso, Marty, and Oscar (Netflix’s Rise to Awards Prominence)Jan 17

Podcast Appearances

Obsessive Viewer

  1. OV307 – Oscars 2020 Nominee RundownFeb 5
  2. OV309 – Extended Potpourri – Coronavirus/COVID-19, Devs, Dave, Kan Kan Cinema, The Warrant, The Way Back, The Outsider, Mythic Quest, McMillionsMar 13
  3. OV314 – cOVid-19 Film Festival Days 20-38 (Sci-fi Showcase) – The Adjustment Bureau, Next, Minority Report, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Code 8, Vivarium, The X-Files, and DevsApr 27
  4. OV318 – The Vast of Night & The King of Staten Island – Da 5 Bloods, The Wrong Missy, and AMC Theaters’ Reopening PlansJun 21
  5. OV319 – Roger Ebert’s Great Movies Part 1: Duck Soup (1933) and After Hours (1985) – The Painter and the Thief, 13 Reasons Why, and SunshineJul 17
  6. OV323 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 2: Tokyo Story (1953) & Network (1976) – Indy Film Fest 2020 Preview, Ben’s Happy Valley Essays, and Yes God YesAug 19
  7. OV326 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 3: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) & 8 1/2 (1963) – Heartland Film Festival 2020 Preview, and Extended Patreon Clip (Feels Good Man & Possessor)Oct 4 – (Ben’s first ep as a recurring co-host)
  8. OV328 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 4: Rear Window (1954) & Vertigo (1958) – Heartland Film Fest Hitchcock Night, Awards Season 2020, Picture Character, Sophie Jones, and The Outside Story – Nov 11
  9. OV331 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 5 – JFK (1991) & Mulholland Drive (2001) – Elliot Page, Warner Bros Movies on HBOMax – Dec 5

2021

Movie Reviews

  1. Top 10 Movies of 2020Jan 2
  2. Palmer (2021)Feb 2
  3. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)Feb 15
  4. Judas and the Black Messiah (2020)Feb 16
  5. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)Mar 23
  6. Stowaway (2021)Apr 22
  7. The Killing of Two Lovers (2021)May 12
  8. Army of the Dead (2021)May 18
  9. Cruella (2021)May 26
  10. America: The Motion Picture (2021)Jun 30
  11. Pig (2021)Jul 15
  12. Old (2021)Jul 22

TV Reviews

  1. Ted Lasso Season 2, Episode 1: “Goodbye Earl”Jul 23
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  8. Ted Lasso Season 2, Episode 8: – 

Podcast Appearances

Obsessive Viewer

    1. OV333 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 6 – Yojimbo (1961) and Le Samourai (1967) – Tenet (2020), Dazed and Confused (1993), Alex Garland’s Men, and Master of None Season 3 AnnouncedJan 31
    2. OV334 – 2021 Golden Globe Nominees + Interview with The Swerve filmmaker Dean KapsalisFeb 12
    3. OV335 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 7 – Ikiru (1952) and Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962) – Lisey’s Story on AppleTV+, Malcolm & Marie (2021), The Outsider, and Grown Ups 2 (2013) – Feb 26
    4. OV338 – Oscars 2021 Nominee Rundown – Mar 23
    5. OV340 – Godzilla vs Kong (2021) & Shiva Baby (2021) – The Father (2020), The Little Things (2021), and Superstore – Apr 7
    6. OV341 – Q: Into the Storm (2021) – Shang-Chi Trailer, Voyagers, Infinite Train, Invincible, Promising Young Woman, and Matt Returns to the TheaterApr 21
    7. OV343 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 8 – The Circus (1928), The Searchers (1956), and Paths of Glory (1957) – The Last Dance, Small Axe, and Indy Film Fest 2021: Welcome to Monterey (2021), and Comedy Shorts BlockMay 6
    8. OV345 – A Quiet Place Part II (2021) & Cruella (2021) – Indy Film Fest 2021, Inspector Ike, All Alone in April, The Catch, and Ben’s First Press ScreeningMay 28