RSS feed for Ryan

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • The Black Dahlia

    The Black Dahlia


    De Palma doing noir in old Hollywood. This will not fail!

    And it doesn't as much as it does.

    The problem is, and it pains me to say it, Josh "steal your girl" Hartnett. If you are under the impression that he is not a skilled or interesting actor, but a dull one, this will cement that.

    He's a detective that acts as our entry into this story, which he also narrates, and I can't recall a scene he is…

  • Redacted



    Journalism is the “first rough draft of history.” So they say.

    In the modern, more technologically involved and connected world that may no longer be the case.

    Redacted starts with two warnings (slyly presented) that the following movie is based on a real rape but it is not the actual story of that rape. If you, like me, knew nothing about what Redacted is about or the real incident this could be overlooked as some Fargo-type gimmick that plays to…

Popular reviews

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road


    Walter White couldn't make crystal meth as pure as this cinema.

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys


    Shane Black makes it look easy.