Steve Ryfle’s reporting and criticism has been published in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Virginia Quarterly Review, Cineaste, and other publications. He is co-author of the biography ISHIRO HONDA: A LIFE IN FILM FROM GODZILLA KUROSAWA (Wesleyan University Press), due in 2017.
America Wasn’t a “Gun-Loving Country” Until a $13.5 Billion Industry Made It So
Historian Pamela Haag’s The Gunning of America refocuses the gun debate on the moguls who made America into the land of guns -- and mass shootings.
A New Godzilla for a New, Nationalistic Japan
"Shin Godzilla" sheds the monster's pacifist origins and shows a Japan eager to get out from under Washington's thumb.
The latest adaptation of the classic flick all but ignores the original monster's anti-nuclear message.