Chris Ryan, The Ringer

Chris Ryan

The Ringer

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ at 40, With John Carpenter!

Sean and Chris Ryan break down everything they love about the movie before Carpenter joins the show to discuss how he made the film and why it resonates to this day → Read More

The Everything David Fincher Ranking

What better way to honor the notoriously obsessive director than by obsessively organizing all of his movies, music videos, and commercials? → Read More

That’s a Bingo! The Best Quentin Tarantino Scenes Ever.

In the name of charity and good will, we will strike these scenes down upon you with great vengeance and furious commentary → Read More

Why ‘The Insider’ Was the Best Film of 1999

Michael Mann’s follow-up to ‘Heat’ was more than just a whistleblower movie → Read More

A Rational Conversation About the Aftershocks of the NBA Trade Deadline

Are we having fun yet? The new-look Sixers certainly are, but the Celtics, definitively, are not. Did last week’s flurry of deals usher in a new world order? → Read More

Markelle Fultz’s Candle Burned Out Long Before His Trade to Orlando

The Sixers finally moved on from Fultz, but the dream of the former no. 1 overall pick completing the Process died a long time ago → Read More

The ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Syllabus

From the Satanic Panic of the 1980s to the Vietnam War fiction of Dennis Johnson and Tim O’Brien, here’s everything you need to read, watch, and listen to in advance of Season 3 of ‘True Detective’ → Read More

The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2018

From family trauma to Nazi zombies, this year’s scary movies ran the gamut from gross to grandiose → Read More

The Best Television Shows of 2018

Including ‘Succession,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and eight more shows that everyone (or at least two critics) can agree on → Read More

The Best Heist Movies Since ‘Heat’

With the release of Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows,’ here’s a list of the best bank jobs from Michael Mann’s masterpiece to lesser-known jewels from the likes of David Mamet and Brian De Palma → Read More

NBA Meme Bracket, Day 3: The Great Kobe Bryant–Matt Barnes Controversy of 2018

Did Kobe really flinch at Matt Barnes’s inbound pass? → Read More

The Past, Present, and Future of the NBA Are Colliding in the Jimmy Butler–T-Wolves Saga

An old-school owner, an older-school coach, and an avatar for player power make the Minnesota star’s trade demand a very 2018 NBA story → Read More

The 34 People and Things That Will Define the 2018-19 NBA Season

Everything we think we know about this season before anything actually happens → Read More

33 Possibly Unanswerable Questions About ‘The Predator’

This is one of the most confusing, hallucinatory, and nonsensical blockbusters in years. Any time you combine space dogs, Nicorette-chomping government agents, and the kid from ‘Room,’ you’re going to have a lot of questions. We try to give you some answers. → Read More

The American Gothic of ‘Ozark’

The second season of the Jason Bateman Netflix family crime drama asks what happens when survival instincts and ambition start to feel like the same thing → Read More

A Great TV Episode is More Than Just a Memorable Moment of TV

Breaking down how ‘Lost,’ ‘True Detective,’ and other shows explored the possibilities of the episode → Read More

Kawhi Leonard Trade Watch

Keeping track of the rumors, tweets, and gathering storm clouds around the Spurs star, who has reportedly demanded a trade out of San Antonio, preferably to the Lakers → Read More

Dream Chasers: The Sixers’ Moment Has Arrived

Philly dispatched Miami, Ben Simmons took center stage, and Meek Mill came home → Read More

Fifteen Questions About the 2018 Masters, Asked and Answered

Just coming out of winter hibernation and jumping into the action at Augusta? Here is everything you need to know heading into golf’s most prestigious event. → Read More

From Neymar to Messi, Who Has the Most Riding on the Champions League?

We debate the various legacies that could be created or destroyed in this year’s European Cup → Read More