Ryan Dellaquila is a freelance writer who lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia and is a recent graduate of DeSales University. Ryan has also spent time in Los Angeles working on film sets — from Arrested Development to MTV's Teen Wolf. He enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and of course, the arts.
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Grímur Hákonarson's 'Rams'
Hard as horns, soft as fleece
Rams draws you in with its vast, cold landscapes and hooks you with a simple story of two old hearts thawing out.
Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs'
The man behind the curtain
Michael Fassbender does a superb job portraying Jobs, but the director Boyle and screenwriter Sorkin go too far in trying to redeem the man's bad behavior.
There's more to movies than special effects
Cartoonized: A rant on the digital age
Hollywood needs to relearn to use lower-tech, more creative ways to draw in audiences and tell stories. Just because we have the ability to use special effects technologies doesn’t mean we always should.
The Coen brothers and black cloud movies
Why are we laughing?
Though the Coen brothers didn’t invent the movie genre in which misfortune after misfortune is visited on the protagonist, they have certainly cornered the market.
Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'
Enthusiasm for the unknown
As big as Interstellar’s ideas are, the heart of the story is small and affectionate. The movie’s strengths are the characters and the journey they take together.
Drive-ins and the way we watch movies
The drive-in experience is like tailgating before a sporting event, but for movie junkies.