Ryan Izay

Watch films. Make films. Teach films. Repeat.

Ratings are obsessively adjusted with repeat viewings and/or time to process.

Favorite films

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Drive
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The Raid 2

Recent activity

  • Tom Segura: Mostly Stories


  • Bill Burr: Paper Tiger


  • Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute


  • Tom Segura: Disgraceful


Recent reviews

  • Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute

    Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute


    Heartfelt but disorganized and probably should have just been for family and friends instead of Netflix.

  • The Dream of an Opium Fiend

    The Dream of an Opium Fiend


    Not surprised this one doesn’t get shown regularly in film history classes! The clown’s arrival was unexpected.

Popular reviews

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza


    Collection of thoughts I will add to as I process...

    This is the most joyous film I have seen in a long time, even when dealing with issues of heartache.

    Imagine Boogie Nights and Punch Drunk Love had a cinematic offspring. It would be this film.

    It is a period film that will no doubt have added significance for those who lived through the era and specific events, but is also ageless because these are very relatable human moments. Painfully,…

  • The Whale

    The Whale

    This movie is sad
    I don’t want to die alone
    With thoughts of lost love.