For several years I have written and posted my own movie reviews at Riley on Film. Movies have been a passion for me since I was very young. The first movie that really moved my was Pete’s Dragon in 1977 and Star Wars that same year. I was 7 years old. Besides movies, I’ve enjoyed the practice of blogging for many years. In addition to all that, I’m a guitarist and I’ve written a song or two. Here are some of my original songs on Youtube. I’m also something of a writer and personal blogger. Here is a link to my memoirs published in my first book.

Press Release: “Damien Riley is a blog film critic, podcaster, and online diarist with an MA in English: Language, Writing, and Rhetoric from California State University, Fullerton. He’s also a credentialed teacher. He shares movie reviews and bits of his life here. Damien has lifelong experience playing guitar and piano in bands professionally. He’s married and has 3 children. Last but not least he has two dogs, Gizmo & Chewy, & a cat named Tiana.”

email me at rileycentral (at) gmail (dot) com

Here’s a quote I read in a college art class that makes a lot of sense to me in terms of the art I make:

“If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill – take it and push it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before, push it to the wildest edges of edges, then you force it into the realm of magic.” -Tom Robbins

Thanks for reading first and foremost. Thanks also for stopping by this About page.

Updated 7/31/2017

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