Ryan

Newspaper editor. Freelance writer. Generally a very nice person.
Video games. Horror. Tabletop. Anime. Otters.

Favorite films

  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Spirited Away
  • Tremors

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  • Barbarian

    ★★★★

  • Perfect Blue

    ★★★★★

  • Hubie Halloween

    ★★★½

  • The Million Eyes of Sumuru

    ★★

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  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★★

    You don't often get a theatrical release for a movie that takes such a big, unexpected, gnarly swing as Barbarian. It's a wild ride and likely the sleeper genre hit of 2022.

  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★★

    A psychological thriller that explores the concept of identity while living in the public eye, Perfect Blue is a beautiful, mind-bending movie that somehow feels more relevant today than it did over 20 years ago.

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  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

    Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

    ★★★

    Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker is a solid thriller that makes a delightful turn toward slasher in the final act, complete with a surprisingly positive queer subplot (given it came out in 1982) and a stellar, swing-for-the-fences performance by Susan Tyrrell.

  • Anything for Jackson

    Anything for Jackson

    ★★★★

    Anything For Jackson puts a creative spin on the possession/haunting sub-genre and builds a movie that's oddly charming at times, has a wicked sense of humor and some solid chills. It's just a hell of a lot of fun to watch and might even crack my top 10 of the year. The second and third acts don't quite live up to the opening, but that's only because the opening is so, so damn strong. What an unexpected treat to help cap off the real-life nightmare that has been the year 2020.