Ryan Jerz

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Favorite films

  • Inception
  • Notorious
  • Paths of Glory
  • Children of Men

Recent activity

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

  • Stalker

  • American Fiction

  • Mildred Pierce

Recent reviews

  • The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

    The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I came across this movie at a used bookstore while on the lookout for some movies that would fit in my collection. I picked this up and immediately held onto it because it was a western thing with that starred Edward James Olmos front and center. I expected action and a solid story. What I got was a tremendously moving and sad tale of what amounts to just plain old racism making one man's life hell.

    Much like today, the…

  • First Man

    First Man

    I'm slowly checking things off of a list I saw of influences Christopher Nolan named for himself. This one was a mystery, but I think Oppenheimer has some roots in here. The biographical element to this was really well done. I even didn't feel an intense desire to make fun of Ryan Gosling. This was long, but I think it was really good.

Popular reviews

  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I got to see this on the big screen, and it was spectacular.

    I'm a product of seeing this on television once a year through my childhood, and as a result, this has always been one of my all-time favorites. But it's an entirely different experience to see this on the big screen, watching what I presume is the 4K print (it sure looked like it) or better.

    While the movie is so beautiful, I was captured by the inability…

  • EO


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Gut wrenching.

    I had _some_ idea how this would go, but not nearly to the extent that it is so sad. The opening scene immediately put me on edge. EO was dead, or really hurt, being loved by a companion, tears in her eyes, only to have EO pop up alive to applause from the audience they were performing in front of. I had a sick feeling from the dead donkey that never went away.

    Throughout, you see EO come…