Jason Tucker

Jason Tucker

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Cinéaste living in Minneapolis, film studies graduate from the University of Minnesota, and occasional podcaster.

Favorite films

  • Faces Places
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • PlayTime
  • Stalker

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  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

    ★★★½

  • Suspense.

    ★★★★½

  • The Phable of a Busted Romance

  • Bobby Bumps and the Stork

    ★★

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  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

    ★★★½

    Episode 1: I finished the book last night, and after this first episode, it feels like one of the best adaptations I've seen. Certainly there are differences, especially in the lack of footnotes, but most definitely true to the spirit of the story. Perhaps my only complaint is that the Gentleman with the Thistle-Down Hair shouldn't appear so sinister. Haughty, definitely, but with much more charisma.

  • Suspense.

    Suspense.

    ★★★★½

    Very impressive, especially predating Griffith's epic by several years. All of the things he's hailed for, Weber is doing here with a natural ease. It makes me with her filmography was longer, and we had whole textbooks devoted to her work.

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    Watched for the Scavenger Hunt #56 - Watch a murder mystery

    Rian Johnson has finally made a movie that I not only liked, but absolutely adored. Masquerading as a traditional whodunnit, this is really more the Scream of mystery films, a pastiche of tropes, but done in a way that really works. Every character is an absolute stereotype, practically Christie-like in their introductions and alibis, which sounds like it would get tiresome, but again, it works. Perhaps because of the…

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★★★½

    Watched for the Weekly Animation Challenge 2019

    Week 45 - Hayao Miyazaki

    Absolutely stunning visuals, that were probably a little lost on my oh so tired brain. It was great seeing this for the first time in the theater, but those midnight screenings can be rough, especially for lyrical movies like Miyazaki's. I also had dreams of turning into a giant insect afterward, so it clearly got into my head. I am very interested in the original manga to see…