Ryan

Twenty-four. Mamma Mia! enthusiast. Trying to write more.

Favorite films

  • The Beyond
  • The Conversation
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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  • 20th Century Women

    ★★★★★

  • Jackie

    ★★★★★

  • Spencer

    ★★★★★

  • Spencer

    ★★★★★

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  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    ★★★★★

    The immeasurable power of listening comes in overwhelming waves and potent bursts of heartwarming empathy, tender freedom of expression, and wounding honesty.

  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★★★

    A rejection of mythological propaganda in favor of resonant emotional honesty.

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★★

    "Are you food, or are you sex?" 

    This pertinent question is posed about ten minutes into The Neon Demon, and it lingers over the film like a dreadful miasma. In NWR's glimmering and alternatively repulsive LA, everyone wants to fuck you, be you, or eat you.

    The line between obsession, desire, love, and hatred becomes so blurred that it practically doesn't exist. Terror and exploitation are just around the corner, lurking in every shadow, poisoning every space until you've nowhere…

  • There's Someone Inside Your House

    There's Someone Inside Your House

    ★★★

    Zoomer Cherry Falls. An I Know What You Did Last Summer sequel from a parallel universe. Corny, cheesy, cute! 

    For all the obsessive criticism over modern film and those which are categorized with alarming speed as ‘slyly subversive’, There’s Someone Inside Your House flaunts a fascinating and intentionally guarded Final Girl that feels like a vast improvement over and the typically mousy Julie James mold, meaning she gets to Break A Few Slasher Rules. (There’s also much more subverted than…