ryanmovieguy

ryanmovieguy

Favorite films

  • Interstellar
  • Drive
  • Atonement
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Gone Girl

    ★★★★

  • Sanctuary

    ★★★★½

  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★

  • Ghost Ship

    ½

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    It’s been almost 10 years since I’ve watched this film, haven’t seen it since the theater. I still think this movie is a great time, however, it didn’t hold up as well as I remembered. The performances, cinematography, score, and direction are all still great. It’s paced beautifully, the movie still flies by. I wouldn’t expect less from Fincher. My issue is with the script. I found it to be very blunt and awkward at times with its dialogue. This…

  • Sanctuary

    Sanctuary

    ★★★★½

    A rom com about a boy and his dominatrix, I had so much fun! A bottle film with two amazing performances at the center of it and fun cinematography to keep the single location interesting. No matter how intense their mind-games got, I always rooted for them to work it out. Such a refreshing take on a familiar genre. Loved the ending!

    I watched this in a double feature with Gone Girl. Both movies have unconventional, and warped, takes on romance. Hear my spoiler filled thoughts on my podcast, Cinema Double Takes:
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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★½

    Malignant is a ton of fun and so much better than the trailers made it look. This is James Wan’s love letter to giallo and slasher films. The marketing didn’t convey that the film is a campy ride. It’s silly in a very intentional way. The opening sequence does a spectacular job at setting the tone with over the top acting, kinetic camera work, and the setting of a spooky hospital on a hill.

    I wish the entire movie stayed…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★½

    What a huge surprise! I wasn’t expecting this to be bad but I also wasn’t expecting it to be one of the best films of the year.

    Kristen Stewart gives the best performance I’ve seen so far this year. The score by Johnny Greenwood is magnificent and amplifies the anxiety of the film. The cinematography is downright gorgeous, every shot feels so carefully composed. This is the best looking movie of the year so far as well.

    The more I…

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