Ryan J Downey

As seen/read: MTV, MSNBC, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Marvel Entertainment, Knotfest.

Favorite films

  • The Crow
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Personal Shopper

Recent activity

  • The Sixth Sense


  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


  • Sarah Silverman: Someone You Love


  • Runaway


Pinned reviews

  • Censor



    A wonderfully atmospheric unfolding mystery set during England's "video nasty" panic of the 1980s, Censor moves at a steady pace, balancing straightforward storytelling with psychological immersion, and eventually, shimmering and shifting views of reality.

    BAFTA-nominated Irish actress Niamh Algar plays Enid Baines, one of the folks at the British Board of Film Classification tasked with censorship.

    She's taut, tightly wound, and isolated from her coworkers and parents, never having healed from the trauma of her sister's disappearance years before, when…

  • The Crow

    The Crow


    October 30, the night before Halloween, Motor City madmen and women all across Detroit would set the city ablaze, in a perverse ritual of crime, destruction, arson, and violence.

    This is the setting of The Crow.

    Eric Draven, a local musician, arrives home to find four thugs beating and raping his fiancé. They shoot him to death; she dies of her injuries. Exactly one year later, Draven rises from his grave, guided by an otherworldly crow, to exact revenge, “to…

Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills  is done in by a lot of goofy dialogue meant to sound “important" (all of it trailer-bait type stuff), a confusing mismatch of Michael Myers as both hidden stalker and brash Terminator, an incomplete lunkheaded “mob mentality bad” moral lesson, and what feels like two days on set for Jamie Lee Curtis.

    It is significantly busier and bloodier than its predecessor but in an action movie sorta way, with at least one kill that is downright slapstick in…

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp


    Ant-Man and the Wasp is so much fun! Perfect palate cleanser after the emotional rollercoaster & universe sized stakes of Avengers: Infinity War. Action, heart, humor, and the first time I can remember enjoying the 3D since... Freddy’s Dead?🤷🏻‍♂️ The Wasp is so great. Everyone is great.