Blogs and Fan Pages

"Midsummer Reading Suggestions," Kimberly Lindbergs, Movie Morlocks, July 16, 2015.

J.R. Jones guest stars at Silver Screen Oasis, July 10-11, 2015.

"A Good Man in a Bad Time," Jake Hinkson, The Life Sentence.

"Book Review: The Lives of Robert Ryan," Laura's Miscellaneous Musings, July 5, 2015.


"In Brief," Justin Stewart, Film Comment, July/August 2015.

"Ups, Downs and Disappointments," Philip French, Sight & Sound, July 2015.

Review by Richard Dickey, Library Journal, June 1, 2015.

"Engaging Biography Softens Up Movie Tough Guy Robert Ryan," Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press, May 19, 2015.

"Tough Guy," Peter Tonguette, Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2015.


"A Second Printing for Reader Film Critic J.R. Jones's Book on Robert Ryan," Michael Miner, Chicago Reader, September 1, 2015.

"Brow Beating," Tony Pipolo, Artforum, September 1, 2015

"Robert Ryan: An Old Hollywood Filmography of Psychopaths and Damaged Men," Frontiers, August 5, 2015.

"There Are No Myths: A Close-Up on a Film Noir Icon in The Lives of Robert Ryan," Newcity, August 3, 2015.

"Music Box to Celebrate Noir Icon Robert Ryan," Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, May 29, 2015.

"If You're In Chicago, Don't Miss Sunday's Celebration of Robert Ryan," Keith Phipps, The Dissolve, May 29, 2015.

"J.R. Jones Explores the Many Lives of Robert Ryan," Rob Christopher, Chicagoist, May 21, 2015.

Broadcast Media

J.R. Jones on The Arts Section with Gary Zidek, WDCB 90.9 FM, May 31, 2015.

J.R. Jones on Chicago Tonight with Eddie Arruza, WTTW Channel 11, May 28, 2015.

J.R. Jones on After Hours With Rick Kogan, WGN 720 AM, May 24, 2015.