John Ruhl

Probably somewhere boiling denim.

Favorite films

  • Million Dollar Arm
  • Cowboys & Aliens
  • Lions for Lambs
  • Larry Crowne

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  • Out of the Blue

    ★★★★★

  • The Shining

    ★★★★★

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

  • The Fugitive

    ★★★★½

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  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★★★

    Sundance Film #2:
    Incredibly harrowing and emotionally powerful, Honey Boy may not be an easy watch but it is ultimately an incredibly rewarding one.

    Shia LaBeouf truly is unrecognizable in a performance that strikes the same (and maybe even a greater) cord as Allison Janney in I, Tonya.

    Honey Boy is a film I know is going to haunt me for a long while.

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★★

    TIFF Film #15:

    There will be blood

    The most disturbing film ever associated with the superhero genre. And one of the absolute best. A slow burn of character study, driven by a career-high performance by a haunting Joaquin Phoenix (holy fucking shit man), this is a fiery, thorny slingshot blast through hell.

    Some scenes have the weight and the power to shock, and hold audiences in rapt suspense beyond belief. There is a scene where if you could look around…