Michael Ryan

About Author:
Michael Ryan is the Festival Director for the YoungCuts Film Festival (www.YoungCuts.com) Every year, we present our Top 100 Great Short Films by the World's Best Young Filmmakers 25 and under. We are now accepting submissions for the 2013 Festival. On his blog (www.Llakor.blogspot.com) he very sporadically writes about YoungCuts, films, comics and his odd involvement in professional wrestling.

Website: http://www.YoungCuts.com

‘The Human Race’ is essential viewing for fans of ‘Battle Royale’

‘The Human Race’ is essential viewing for fans of ‘Battle Royale’

Like Battle Royale, the 80 competitors react to their peril in a variety of ways. Some, like Eddie's best friend Justin (Paul McCarthy-Boyington) become heroes,…

‘Escape From Tomorrow’ and The Air Pirates

‘Escape From Tomorrow’ and The Air Pirates

One of the most talked about films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is Randy Moore’s Escape From Tomorrow. To shoot his film, set in…

‘Promised Land’ Promises are All Lies

‘Promised Land’ Promises are All Lies

Promised Land Written by John Krasinski and Matt Damon, based on a story by Dave Eggers Directed by Gus Van Sant 2012, USA, imdb,  Josh Spiegel’s much…

I Am El Generico’s Father

I Am El Generico’s Father

The corner of the Internet occupied by Independent Wrestling exploded this week when it was reported that Montreal-based independent wrestler El Generico had signed with…

First Image from New Pixar Short ‘The Blue Umbrella’

First Image from New Pixar Short ‘The Blue Umbrella’

One of the best things about a new Pixar film being released is that they are always accompanied by a new Pixar short! As a…

Mike’s Top Feature Films of 2012

Mike’s Top Feature Films of 2012

Since I started writing for Sound on Sight during Fantasia 2011, 2012 was my first full year of writing for the site. I started the…

Best of Mousterpiece Cinema 2012

Best of Mousterpiece Cinema 2012

Josh brought his Mousterpiece Cinema podcast to Sound on Sight this time last year, starting by reposting his older podcasts beginning with his very first…

5 Broken Cameras is a Found Footage Horror Documentary

5 Broken Cameras is a Found Footage Horror Documentary

5 Broken Cameras Written by Guy Davidi Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi 2011, Occupied Palestinian Territory/Israel/France/Netherlands, imdb, RIDM I walked into the RIDM screening…

The Age of Shoddy: Marilyn, Hitchcock, FDR and Lincoln

The Age of Shoddy: Marilyn, Hitchcock, FDR and Lincoln

My Week with Marilyn Written by Adrian Hodges, based on the books My Week with Marilyn and The Prince, the Showgirl and Me by Colin…

‘Dragon’ understands the conflicted rhythms of combat, and the human heart

‘Dragon’ understands the conflicted rhythms of combat, and the human heart

One of the strengths of the film is that both men are right and both men are wrong. Lu’s vision of the law stripped of…

Why I Love ‘Quantum of Solace’

Why I Love ‘Quantum of Solace’

50 Years of Bond

Quantum of Solace Written by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade Directed by Marc Forster UK, 2008, imdb On the Mousterpiece Cinema podcast, Josh and I frequently joke…

James Bond by the Numbers

James Bond by the Numbers

50 Years of Bond

Public confession time: I am a bit of a geek. I obsess over punctuation and fuss over math. In fact, in the part of my…

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