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Articles by Bill Ryan (page 3)

April 11, 2022 5:30 am

Martin Scorsese’s Movies Are Funnier Than Most Modern Comedies

Taking the craft of film seriously helps tease out the comedy of life.
Bill Ryan
March 22, 2022 5:30 am

The Best Picture Nominees: A Retrospective

Viewings after The Discourse has cycled through its phases.
Bill Ryan
February 21, 2022 5:30 am

Steven Spielberg: The Director Abraham Lincoln Deserved

One of the greatest American directors’ indelible tribute to one of the greatest Americans.
Bill Ryan
January 18, 2022 5:30 am

John Carpenter, Genre Genius

The director of 'The Thing' at 74.
Bill Ryan
January 6, 2022 4:56 pm

Peter Bogdanovich: 1939-2022

Critic, director, actor, and friend to Orson Welles.
Bill Ryan
December 20, 2021 5:30 am

‘The Ice Harvest’ Is a Christmas Movie

Harold Ramis’s darkly comic noir reminds us that it’s never too late to become a better person.
Bill Ryan
October 29, 2021 5:30 am

The ‘Strange’ Writing of Robert Aickman

The author who demonstrates horror has always been elevated.
Bill Ryan
October 21, 2021 5:30 am

Shirley Jackson and the Unsettled Mystery of Life

On the disquieting fiction of the author of “The Lottery” and the chronicler of James Harris.
Bill Ryan
October 14, 2021 5:30 am

Stephen King’s Darker Half

The prolific novelist is at his best when he leans into his more remorseless tendencies.
Bill Ryan
October 7, 2021 5:30 am

Thomas Ligotti and the Horror of Existence

Meet the writer whose stories suggest there is nothing to hope for, nothing good around the corner.
Bill Ryan