Alistair Ryder

Alistair Ryder Pro

Favorite films

  • Sorcerer
  • Raising Arizona
  • Harlan County U.S.A.
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Recent activity

  • The Iron Claw


  • The Color Purple


  • American Fiction


  • Concrete Utopia


Recent reviews

  • Concrete Utopia

    Concrete Utopia


    Just as Pulp Fiction triggered a wave of inferior gangster flicks with a penchant for witty, fast-paced dialogue and Get Out paved the way for several socially conscious horror efforts, the seeds of Parasite’s widespread influence are beginning to sprout. The disaster movie Concrete Utopia would have still existed were it not for the unprecedented international success of Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar winner, of course, but I doubt producers would have been as eager to give blockbuster funding to a similarly…

  • Leave the World Behind

    Leave the World Behind


    "Leave the World Behind" doesn't end with a twist, exactly, but the mysterious revelation it spends approximately 135 minutes building toward certainly doesn't land with the narrative-shaking impact in which it was intended. The sophomore directorial feature from "Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail is boldly prescient, but after more than two hours teasing several elaborate, contrasting reasons behind the eerie, quasi-apocalyptic events unfolding onscreen, I found myself out of patience. Its bold rug-pull of a climactic reveal arrived with a…

Popular reviews

  • New Order

    New Order


    Finally, a film that answers the question "what if Parasite was made by a guy who hated the working class". The new favourite arthouse film for every insufferable right wing guy who tweets that the left are the real fascists

  • The Little Things

    The Little Things


    The Shittle Things