Sean Stangland

Senior Copy Editor
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Hired as an intern fresh out of Eastern Illinois University in 2001, Sean became a full-time member of the night copy desk in 2002.

As Senior Copy Editor, his duties include Page 1 design, inside page design and managing the website.

Sean also writes a weekly pop culture column, Widescreen, for the Time out! section. He's a movie buff and a Blackhawks fan, and visits Disneyland and Walt Disney World as often as possible.

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Widescreen: Remarkable ‘Florida Project’ depicts a little-known facet of American life

Feb 14 2018 | 5:35 pm - “The Florida Project,” the remarkable slice-of-life from director Sean Baker, is now available on home video. Widescreen’s Sean Stangland calls it a rich, real experience that never rings false.

Widescreen: Discovering ‘Cloverfield Paradox’ was exciting — but then you watch it

Feb 05 2018 | 4:27 pm - Everything about “The Cloverfield Paradox” is exciting — well, everything but the movie itself, says Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland.

Widescreen: ‘The Post’ shows Spielberg’s wizardry on a smaller scale

Jan 30 2018 | 4:40 pm - A tiny camera move in best-picture nominee “The Post” carries huge emotional weight, reminding us that Steven Spielberg isn’t only a master of grand, epic moments.

Widescreen: Oscars give Spacey the true definition of a snub

Jan 24 2018 | 3:45 pm - You can talk about Tom Hanks getting snubbed all you want, but there is no greater snub (“rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully”) from the Academy than nominating Christopher Plummer for a role that had belonged to Kevin Spacey until...

Why you should binge-watch all 331 episodes of ‘ER’ on Hulu

Jan 16 2018 | 3:54 pm - It’s been more than two decades since “ER” became must-see TV. But the medical drama — with stars Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle and Julianna Margulies — is just now available for streaming.

Two of 2017's best now on Hulu: 'Columbus' and 'Gilbert'

Jan 12 2018 | 12:13 pm - Two little-seen 2017 gems are now streaming on Hulu. “Columbus,” starring John Cho, and “Gilbert,” the documentary about Gilbert Gottfried, are among Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland's favorite films of the past year.

Four TV shows to look forward to in 2018

Jan 05 2018 | 10:12 am - Sean Stangland starts counting down to four dates worth marking on your TV calendar this season.

10 great screen performers from 2017

Dec 26 2017 | 12:47 pm - The line between film and television continued to blur in 2017, and Widescreen's year-end best list reflects that. Here are Sean Stangland's 10 favorite performers from the big and small screens.

Star Wars: 5 of the best moments from the seven previous episodes

Dec 12 2017 | 2:22 pm - To herald the release of “The Last Jedi,” Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland picks the five greatest moments from the first seven episodes of the “Star Wars” saga.

Why you should see ‘Titanic’ on the big screen again

Nov 28 2017 | 5:59 pm - “Titanic” is back in select suburban AMC Dolby Cinema locations this weekend, and Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland says it’s a big-screen experience with few equals.

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