The Communicator

Ryan Michaels
Ryan Michaels, a high-school senior, splits his time between Skyline and Community. His driving passions are for the arts and for writing, and intends to cover a broad range of pop cultural discourse during his time on the Communicator staff (film, albums, art exhibits, etc.) He is also a featured columnist with Heritage Newspapers (Ann Arbor Journal, Saline Reporter, etc.) and has published over 340 columns with them since 2007, and spent multiple years as part of the Skyline crew team.

Ryan Michaels, A&E Journalist

May 01, 2014
“Under the Skin” is Haunting, Experimental Science-Fiction (Story)
Apr 20, 2014
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” A Tiring Retread of Superhero Culture (Story)
Apr 04, 2014
“Noah” Wildly Conflicting Biblical Actioner (Story)
Mar 27, 2014
Chance The Rapper Takes Hill Auditorium (Story)
Mar 24, 2014
ALBUM REVIEW: Kid Cudi, “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon” (Story)
Mar 17, 2014
ALBUM REVIEW: Pharrell, “Girl” (Story)
Mar 07, 2014
“The LEGO Movie” Wickedly Funny, Subversive Kids Film (Story)
Feb 27, 2014
“The Monuments Men” A Little Too Earnest and Sentimental To Mean Much (Story)
Jan 23, 2014
The Best Albums of 2013 (Story)
Jan 16, 2014
“Anchorman 2” Less Funny than First Installment, Yet Admirable in its Lack of Structure (Story)
Jan 09, 2014
“American Hustle” is Breezy ’70s Escapism With Genuine, Penetrating Edge (Story)
Jan 08, 2014
“The Wolf of Wall Street” is Audacious, Unhinged, Drugged-Out Filmmaking Mastery (Story)
Dec 15, 2013
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” A Genuinely Provoking, Engaging Installment (Story)
Nov 20, 2013
“12 Years a Slave” Is a Beautiful Condemnation of An Unthinkable National Sin (Story)
Nov 17, 2013
Arcade Fire: “Reflektor” (Story)
Nov 08, 2013
Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”: Two Clashing Perspectives (Story)
Oct 25, 2013
“Captain Phillips” is Politically Charged, Kinetic Entertainment (Story)
Oct 24, 2013
ALBUM REVIEW: Danny Brown, “Old” (Story)
Oct 15, 2013
“Rush” Is As Sleek and Engaging as It Is Philosophically Muddled (Story)
Oct 10, 2013
“Gravity” is Among The Most Forceful, Powerful Films of the New Century (Story)
Oct 05, 2013
ALBUM REVIEW: Drake’s “Nothing Was The Same” (Story)
Oct 03, 2013
“Prisoners” is an Emotionally Bruising, Genuinely Subversive Kidnapping Thriller (Story)
Sep 24, 2013
Why Quentin Tarantino’s Work Over the Last Decade Really, Truly Matters (Story)
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