Christian Ryan

Brenda: How do you go from this tranquility to that violence?
Sonny Crockett: I usually take the Ferrari.

Favorite films

  • Drive
  • Repo Man
  • Only God Forgives
  • Good Time

Recent activity

  • The Creator


  • Cobweb


  • Belial's Dream


  • The Last Voyage of the Demeter


Recent reviews

  • The Creator

    The Creator


    My initial idea for this review was to have AI write the whole damn piece for me as a fun little tie-in, as well as a demonstration of just how close current technology is getting to the future depicted here. Here’s an excerpt, composed by a bot who calls itself “Alex”: 

    The Creator is a thought-provoking and visually stunning film that delves into the moral dilemmas surrounding artificial intelligence. Gareth Edwards' direction and newcomer Madeleine Yuna Voyles‘ emotionally charged performance…

  • Cobweb



    So. Many. Questions. The suspension of disbelief required to get through that final act could span the San Francisco Bay. 

    But I have to give the devil her due. I usually watch horror films late at night in the basement and the best way to measure their effectiveness is by how fast it takes me to ascend the basement stairs up to my bedroom.

    Last night, I believe I may have stumbled upon the secret to teleportation.

    (Title #3 of The Fourteenth Annual October Scare-a-thon)

Popular reviews

  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow


    When I was a kid, my dad represented a man accused of multiple murders, and when he was acquitted of the crimes, as a show of gratitude, he took our family out to dinner at Bonanza Steakhouse. As we all sat there eating, I kept staring over at the man, wondering if he was capable of such atrocious acts. At one point, he busted me, looked up from his plate and met my gaze. He set his silverware down and…

  • Castle in the Sky

    Castle in the Sky


    When I was 19, I was shipped off to serve a two-year mission for my church and one of the rules was that we weren’t permitted worldly distractions, particularly movies. One evening, my companion and I were over at a Japanese family’s house and they threw Castle in the Sky on for their kids while we chatted about boring churchy stuff at the dining room table.

    What started as a few stolen glances quickly became a full-on apostasy as I…