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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Carnage" Interviews

Roman Polanski's "Carnage" is one of my favorite films of 2011. The entire thing takes place inside a single New York City apartment as two couples meet to talk about the fight their children were in with each other. I realize that premise sounds fantastically boring. In the hands of a lesser director, or lesser actors, it might have been. Instead, it's superb. "Carnage" (which has been done on stage many times prior to Polanski's film) mines the depths of adulthood, marriage, parenthood, class warfare; it always held my attention, it made me laugh and it made me hungry for cobbler.

You can watch my interview with Christoph Waltz here and my interview with John C. Reilly here.

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