RSS feed for Ryan

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

More
  • Bloodmoon 1990

    ★★½ Watched 28 Feb, 2015

    Bloodmoon is really not so bad, especially when you consider that slasher films had jumped the shark by 1990. There's a fair amount of style on display here. It's just a shame that there's a large chunk of the film that's a bit dull. I guess focusing on the love lives of the students was the filmmakers' way of adding a bit of characterization, but most of these kids don't even end up getting killed, so why are we watching…

  • Still Alice 2014

    ★★ Watched 26 Feb, 2015

    Still Alice, with its dull style and lack of incidents, features very little of interest aside from Julianne Moore's extraordinary performance. That's to be expected from a film that is clearly designed as Oscar bait, but is her performance Oscar-worthy? Well, part of me wants to say yes, because I love Julianne Moore, and she was very, very good here, but another part of me also knows that Julianne Moore has given better, braver performances than this one (in Maps…

Popular reviews

More
  • Sleepaway Camp 1983

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 May, 2014 4

    Sleepaway Camp will always hold a special place in my heart, because I'll never forget renting the VHS from the video store years ago. I was young and didn't have access to the Net back then, so I knew absolutely nothing about this movie when I picked the box up off the shelf. The lack of photos from the movie on the back cover didn't help either, but the phony letter from a frightened camper printed on the back in…

  • Dreamaniac 1986

    ★★½ Rewatched 28 Jul, 2013 17

    I don't know why this movie gets as much hate as it does. Sure, it's bad, but it's also fairly amusing, which I think was intentional. Often it seemed like 'Dreamaniac' was supposed to be a horror-comedy, and not many people seem to pick up on that. I'm going to guess that a big reason this movie doesn't have a cult following like 'The Last Slumber Party' is because horror fans are generally comprised of straight men. 'Dreamaniac' was directed…