Ryan McCarthy

Ryan McCarthy

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Folk Horror and Black Metal Enthusiast
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Favorite films

  • The Witch
  • The Revenant
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Ritual

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  • Django Unchained

    ★★★★½

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★★★

  • Scream 2

    ★★★½

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    ★★½

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★½

    So, SO close to perfection. Some of the visuals were almost too ambitious for me and kind of took me out of the story. Nevertheless, this was an insightful and kinda harrowing look at what it means to be alive, conscious, etc. All the big questions. Whether intentionally or not, this story (and by extension screenplay) owes a great debt to Lovecraft. 

    Plot: 5/5
    Visuals: 4/5
    Acting: 5/5
    Total: 4.5/5

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★★

    Can’t wait.

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  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★½

    Honestly this movie is damn near perfect. I don’t actually care for some of the music choices even though stylistically I know it makes sense. Tarantino’s love of the n word is on full display here but it’s authentic I suppose. Still feels a bit gratuitous. Regardless, this one is a blast and probably my second favorite Tarantino film. 

    Plot: 4/5
    Visuals: 5/5
    Acting: 5/5

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★★

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

    “Is this all there is?”
    “What else ought there be?”

    Best film of 2021, I can’t even really imagine this being topped. Absolutely floored by how immersive and gorgeous this movie was. Felt fully transported even though I was in a room full of people. The Green Knight was a very authentic interpretation of this tale, filled with all the ambiguity, mystery, and magic of the source material (Tolkien has a great translation if you haven’t read it). 

    I loved…

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  • Scream 2

    Scream 2

    ★★★½

    While not quite as enjoyable or as clever as the first, it’s still a lot of fun to revel in the self-referential glory of this franchise. Some parts really drag, which I don’t remember being the case with the original Scream, but overall this is still a really great watch. 

    Plot: 3/5
    Visuals: 3/5
    Acting: 4/5

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    ★★½

    I’m at my wit’s end trying to rate this. I actually really liked parts of it, including the final showdown, and I also hated parts of it, like every single scene with Jacob. Seriously, Myers thought this strange pedophilia could just be glossed over by calling it imprinting? I’m baffled. I’m confused. I’m never watching the last two Twilight movies again.  

    Plot: 2/5
    Visuals: 2/5
    Acting: 3/5