Johann Rucker

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Favorite films

  • Black Panthers
  • M
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • The Insider

Recent activity

  • The Swan


  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar


  • Love at First Sight


  • Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults

Pinned reviews

  • Stephen Curry: Underrated

    Stephen Curry: Underrated


    SUNDANCE 2023, FILM NO. 9

    Brought down the fucking house. A masterpiece of the rare harmony between didactic/analytical editing vs. emotional editing. This thing moves with equal parts grace and precision.

    Steph deserves his flowers while he can smell 'em.

  • Mission: Impossible โ€“ Dead Reckoning Part One

    Mission: Impossible โ€“ Dead Reckoning Part One


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    We've been chasing a phantom.

    Where to start!

    This was never going to be as good as MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT for me. I knew that going in. With my expectations firmly in check, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE (don't make a BIRDMAN joke, don't make a BIRDMAN joke) was still a goddamn barn burner. An absolute high-flying circus of a movie that shouldn't work, but works magnificently.

    The story is, surprisingly, abundantly understandable for a MISSION: IMPOSSIBLEโ€ฆ

Recent reviews

  • The Swan

    The Swan


    Ernie had been given a rifle for his birthday. He took the gun and a box of bullets and went to see what he could kill.

    An study of the seemingly endless cruelty of young boys left unattended. So good.

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar


    Henry walked for an hour. The evening was cool and pleasant. The city still wide awake. He could feel the thick bankroll in the inside pocket of his jacket. He patted it gently. A lot of money for an hour's work.

    I don't know if I've read through an author's body of work as thoroughly and as enthusiastically as Roald Dahl. Not even my beloved Haruki Murakami, probably. I must've been about 8, my oldest sister had moved out andโ€ฆ

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