Ryan Maxwell

I try to watch movies but I usually fall asleep

Favorite films

  • Spirited Away
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Enemy of the State
  • Office Space

Recent activity

  • Titanic


  • Turning Red

  • Paddington 2

  • Children of the Sea


Recent reviews

  • Titanic



    James Cameron’s real magic was making a 3h14m love story compelling enough for a 5yo to get through in one sitting.

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away


    What stands out more to me as I get older is the arrogance mixed with complete confidence of Chihiro’s father, in that his status and fancy shit will get him out of anything. These are two of the most hilarious exchanges in the movie:

    [Driving aggressively into forest on a sketchy road]
    Chihiro: “Daddy, I think we’re lost!”
    Dad: “We’re fine, I’ve got four-when-drive!”

    [Helping himself to food from a market stall with no vendor present]
    Chihiro: “We’re gonna get in trouble! Let’s get out of here!”
    Dad: “Don’t worry, you’ve got daddy here, he’s got credit cards and cash!”

    Big daddy energy.

Popular reviews

  • Senna



    When Ayrton Senna describes winning a race like taking a powerful drug, you really believe him. Race after race, as he stands on the first place podium pouring champagne over himself, he has a look of pure ecstasy on his face. He loved Motorsport and he loved winning.
    His team doctor recollected Senna's humility being so rare amongst race drivers, and you can sense his personal and professional growth as the film progresses. It drew me in and left me gutted knowing where it ended.

  • Aliens



    This movie is so great, I'm amazed I never saw it growing up. Modern action movies can't keep my attention like this one could, and this was the extended edition. I'm not sure what was left out in the theatrical cut, but each scene in this seemed essential.
    Also, now I finally understand the context of "they mostly come at night... mostly".