Ryan Jay Movie Club

Ryan Jay Movie Club

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Unfriended Review

Unfriended Review

RYAN: I'm happy to welcome Tim Westbrook to the site!  You may know him as a designer from TV's Project Runway, and he's still brilliantly blending fashion and sustainability/environmentalism. Tim
True Story Review

True Story Review

RYAN: This movie had me at James Franco, but I'm happy to say it's good movie that dramatizes a fascinating and horrible true story that I didn't know much about.  And it also features one of the
The Salt of the Earth Review

The Salt of the Earth Review

RYAN: This was Oscar nominated for Best Documentary and is now rolling into wider release.  It was basically a passion project for director Wim Wenders, who has done some very weird movies like Don't
On TV: The Longest Ride, While We’re Young, The Godspell Experience Review

On TV: The Longest Ride, While We’re Young, The Godspell Experience Review

Check my reviews of the week's new movies:
The Longest Ride Review

The Longest Ride Review

RYAN: This is the latest in the string of romantic dramas adapted from Nicholas Sparks novels and that gold standard is still The Notebook but this one's pretty good. CAROLINE: I love a good
While We’re Young Review

While We’re Young Review

RYAN: This is a new indie dramedy from writer/director Noah Baumbach.  I've liked his previous movies Greenberg, Margot at the Wedding, The Squid and the Whale and Frances Ha.    He often cowrites
On TV: Furious 7, Danny Collins, Merchants of Doubt Review

On TV: Furious 7, Danny Collins, Merchants of Doubt Review

Check out my latest reviews on TV:
OzLand Review

OzLand Review

RYAN: I'm psyched to review this new indie film by writer/director Michael Williams who also produced, shot and edited it, BTW.  I discovered him on Facebook and contacted him a while ago, as an Oz
Furious 7 Review

Furious 7 Review

RYAN: I can't believe I'm saying this but this movie is fantastic!  If only all of the films in this series had the intensity, originality and innovation in their action sequences that this one has
Danny Collins Review

Danny Collins Review

RYAN: This is a truly special movie.  It's a dramedy that will make your beam at the screen, break out with laughter and also well up with tears.  There's joy, there's sadness - there's so much life
Merchants of Doubt Review

Merchants of Doubt Review

RYAN: I love documentaries.  And they're the best when they're both entertaining and enlightening or educational.  This is one of those docs.  And it's a bit maddening too because it's about real