Ryan Soldati

Ryan Soldati

Just a little squid trying to make my way.

Favorite films

  • Star Wars
  • The Tree of Life
  • Tampopo
  • World of Tomorrow

Recent activity

  • Punch-Drunk Love

  • The Card Counter

  • The Swimming Pool

  • Tampopo


Recent reviews

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Love when a movie makes me anxious, that's what they call "edge-of-the-seat" baby.

    Surprised at the happy ending, but also, having seen Boogie Nights, not.

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    A lot to critique in this film, but yet, it has staying power. A movie filled with horrible men who've lived horrible lives looking for redemption from unforgivable acts. I can imagine asking the same question from First Reformed here: "can God forgive us"? And as with Schrader's previous film, it's refreshing and terrifying to hear that the answer might be no.

Popular reviews

  • The Society of the Spectacle

    The Society of the Spectacle


    A lot of the power of the book is lost without the ability to easily re-read and digest everything being presented. Nonetheless the central premise is even more true now in the hyper-connected, hyper-modern digital age. Even my posting about this on letterboxd is part of the spectacle, the genuine act of sharing a cinematic experience supplanted by what amounts to shouting into a void, at once filled with infinite possibility and empty of real interaction.

  • Drums West

    Drums West

    OOhh this was a good one. I wanted to make something like this, but then I realized how much time and effort goes into this.