Ryan Archive

DVD Review: ‘Bone Tomahawk’

Kurt Russell and cannibals—these two reasons alone draw viewers to Bone Tomahawk. Playing a small town sheriff set in the fictional old-western town of Bright Hope, Russell leads a small group of four townsmen many miles into the desert to rescue captives from a ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Daddy Don’t Go’

Of all the responsibilities a person will take on throughout their life, there is no denying parenthood is the most important. In the documentary “Daddy Don’t Go,” director Emily Abt follows four New York fathers struggling to provide a decent life for their children. ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Iraqi Odyssey’

When the western world experiences Iraq, they experience it through television footage and news clippings; unfortunately almost all of the exposure is negative. War, bombings, terrorism and civil unrest plague the stories we hear. Director Samir Jamal Aldin, who was born in Baghdad, narrates ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Hot Sugar’s Cold World’

Nick Koenig, also known by his stage name Hot Sugar, isn’t your ordinary DJ. Sure, he makes beats. He spends countless hours alone lurched over a computer sampling sounds and perfecting his craft. But there’s one thing about Nick that’s different from the plethora ...Read More

DVD Review: ‘A Borrowed Identity’

Even the most cynical of people enjoy heartfelt movies that show the triumph of the human spirit. A Borrowed Identity—a film about a young Palestinian Israeli boy named Eyad struggling to fit into a Jewish boarding school—sends audiences on a powerful emotional journey. Director ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Nowhere Girl’

Many of us dealt with a broken heart at some point in our lives. Lucky people get back on their feet in no time; others, however, need a lot more help. Nowhere Girl, a charming dramedy from director Jed Rigney, introduces us to a ...Read More