Ryan Syrek

Major Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and his partner, Sergeant Laureline (Cara Delevingne), are intergalactic space agents that stumble across a vast conspiracy in a film with great visuals and tons of problematic narrative decisions. more

Jul 21, 2017 9:53 AM Film

The real life romance of Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, is dramatized in this super sweet tale involving a medically induced coma, two sets of meddling parents, and plenty of genuine humor. more

Jul 14, 2017 2:36 PM Film

Matt and Ryan interview journalist/author Leo Adam Biga about Alexander Payne. Everything from his next film, Downsizing, to criticisms of Payne's work are on the table! more

Jul 14, 2017 1:32 PM Film

Matt and Ryan kinda stay on topic! Well, they discuss the World's Strongest Man competition, Matt's contagion level, and (eventually) rom-com The Big Sick! more

Jul 14, 2017 11:26 AM Film

Based on the Decameron, this is a breezy comedy about a peasant who finds himself in a convent where nuns are going bonkers. Filled with ribald humor and raunch, the cast makes this a welcome respite from blockbuster fatigue. more

Jul 13, 2017 3:11 PM Film

Ditching the origin story, this breezy adventure sees Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he first stumbles through making Spider-Man a superhero. A blissful blend of teen dramedy and comic book spectacle, this is a perfect genre film. more

Jul 7, 2017 3:46 PM Film

Matt and Ryan complain about the world's lack of empathy and then talk Spider-man and video games. LIKE ADULTS! more

Jul 7, 2017 12:11 PM Film

For this month's Food issue, we deep-dish-dive into some unusual categories of where cinema and cuisine collide. more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Film

A young man must drive around hardened criminals while listening to music. That’s the entirety of the plot here, as writer/director Edgar Wright fully trusts a just-okay soundtrack to buoy an unoriginal film until its brilliant second half. more

Jun 30, 2017 1:11 PM Film

Summer series, horror events, and boutique-based judges are all included in this month's roundup of local film goodness! more

Jun 29, 2017 12:00 AM Cutting Room

Ana Lily Amirpour's sophomore effort is labored and boring but ultimately watchable. more

Jun 27, 2017 3:52 PM Film

Matt and Ryan discuss Han Solo's woes, Transformers 5, and video experimentation! more

Jun 23, 2017 1:41 PM Film

The only reason this film exists is that Michael Bay is trying to get us all to embrace nihilism. more

Jun 23, 2017 12:17 PM Film

Although it's never outright hilarious, this "bachelorette party-gone-wrong" schtick is always pleasant and brings tons of smaller laughs. more

Jun 16, 2017 1:41 PM Film

Matt and Ryan discuss who would rule in the postapocalypse, talk about Rough Night, and analyze It Comes at Night! more

Jun 16, 2017 12:21 PM Film

The new Mummy is worse than the old Mummy and the older Mummy. And the new franchise it wanted to start ain't gonna happen. more

Jun 11, 2017 11:07 AM Film

Who needs a "Top 10 Scores of All Time" or "Best Soundtracks" countdown? Here's a weird list of movie music-related shenanigans with categories you likely haven't considered! more

Jun 9, 2017 5:15 PM Film

This is a chilling and intimate end-of-the-world moral conundrum that will leave you feeling icky. In a good way! more

Jun 8, 2017 12:48 PM Film

Outdoor screenings, a call for submissions and a panel discussion on housing rights at Film Streams and Crispin effin' Glover at Alamo Drafthouse. Read up! more

Jun 4, 2017 4:00 PM Cutting Room

Let's talk family-friendly film series and a frickin' great screening! more

Jun 2, 2017 2:45 PM Cutting Room

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