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Articles by Bill Ryan (page 3)

September 3, 2021 5:30 am

Donald Westlake, Criminal Mastermind

The master of the crime novel has more to offer than just his “Parker” stories.
Bill Ryan
August 10, 2021 5:30 am

The Coen Brother

If Ethan Coen is done making movies with his brother Joel, what might that mean for projects from each Coen…
Bill Ryan
July 28, 2021 11:34 am

Universal’s ‘Exorcist’ Sequels Have a High Bar to Clear

Anyone who dismisses ‘The Exorcist III’ as ‘forgettable’ hasn’t seen it in the first place.
Bill Ryan
July 13, 2021 10:40 am

Why Harrison Ford’s Best Roles Are Neither Han Nor Indy

How Ford surpassed his blockbuster-era films by following them with the most interesting performances of his career.
Bill Ryan
June 4, 2021 5:30 am

A Man and His Stories

The hard-boiled, hard-edged Harlan Ellison.
Bill Ryan
April 23, 2021 5:30 am

‘Fargo’ and the Rise of Frances McDormand

Revisiting the Oscar-nominated lead of ‘Nomadland’s’ first Oscar win 25 years later.
Bill Ryan
March 27, 2021 11:19 am

Amoral Fiction

Charles Willeford’s novels portray the weird and evil as no more of a spike on the EKG of everyday life…
Bill Ryan
November 8, 2020 4:10 pm

Alex Trebek, 1940-2020

One constant in a world of change.
Bill Ryan
October 30, 2020 2:38 pm

Revisiting ‘The Wicker Man’

While it’s fashionable to treat the movie’s stick-in-the-mud cop as a villain, such sentiment is ludicrous.
Bill Ryan
October 23, 2020 5:30 am

‘Right Stuff’ In Name Only

The Disney+ adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s masterpiece is a RINO.
Bill Ryan