Ryan McSwain

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Favorite films

  • Blade Runner
  • Streets of Fire
  • Brazil
  • Jacob's Ladder

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  • Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town

    ★★★

  • Feast of the Seven Fishes

    ★★★★

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    ★★★★½

  • Christmas with the Kranks

    ★★★

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  • Rubber Band Pistol

    Rubber Band Pistol

    ★★★★½

    If you're lucky, there's this magical time in your life, and you don't recognize when you're in it. Your friends are always around and that feels normal. Even if there's somewhere else you need to be, it won't be the end of the world if you don't show up.

    Crashing on couches. Inside jokes. Making something silly, like a rubber band gun, the most important thing in the world.

    That's how this movie feels, like I'm twenty years old again,…

  • Three Giant Men

    Three Giant Men

    ★★★★

    Had no idea how much I'd enjoy watching Spider-Man murder people. His favorite place to murder people is in the shower, but he'll murder people on the beach or in a cave. The location is secondary to the actual murdering, you understand. He gets creative with it too, like a giallo villain. You can tell he's really passionate about his murdering.

    Jane, you can leave me on it, because I love this crazy thing. The clothes and sets and nightclubs…

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  • Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town

    Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town

    ★★★

    Enjoyable short with a variety of classic animated clips, cast interviews, and behind-the-scenes peeks. There's even some nice original interaction between Roger and the host, Joanna Cassidy.

    If you'd like another interesting deep dive, check out Yesterworld Entertainment's documentary, The Complicated History of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It includes an interesting look at the overlapping history between Roger Rabbit and The Thief & the Cobber.

  • Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Feast of the Seven Fishes

    ★★★★

    I love how everybody's looking out for each other, and there aren't any jerks. Okay, there are a couple of jerk, but it's not about them. At least there isn't anything gross. Okay, there's a couple of gross things, but nothing too bad, and at least there isn't any sudden intense violence. Okay, there's some sudden intense violence, but it's kind of endearing and

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  • Six-String Samurai

    Six-String Samurai

    ★★★★

    “I don’t do polka, baby.”

    My last college roommate was pretty cool. He introduced me to Ingmar Bergman, and I shared the glory that is The Adventures of Pete & Pete. I’d argue that’s a petty fair trade. He also loved this crazy post-apocalyptic action musical comedy, and we had a great time once we finally found a copy.

    Six-String Samurai should’ve been the beginning of something great for the director Lance Mungia and its star Jeffrey Falcon. It created a…

  • Cat City

    Cat City

    ★★★★★

    Love the rhythm, the squigglevision, the colors. This is the real deal.