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Author: Ryan Williams

Film Criticism

Eleven Uplifting Films to Get You Through Quarantine

Throughout my life, art – and cinema in particular – has provided me more than just a source of mere entertainment. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with watching a movie for its entertainment value alone, cinema has provided a dependable place for me to turn to in my darkest times and biggest trials.

The Neon Demon
Film Criticism

Neon Nightmares:
so beautiful and so dangerous

What makes neon so alluring? Is it the distinct glow it projects against the dark night sky? Its plentiful radiant colors? The way it evokes the bright technicolor allure of the future yet somehow also recalls the grungy aesthetics of the past?

James Lipton
Film Criticism

JAMES LIPTON
1926-2020

“I think that anybody’s craft is fascinating. A taxi driver talking about taxi driving is going to be very, very interesting.”