Jon Ruffolo

im a former film major don't take me seriously


Top 4 are my legit goats

Favorite films

  • Mr. Nobody
  • Speed Racer
  • No Country for Old Men
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

Recent activity

  • Dune


  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage


  • The Invisible Man


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Recent reviews

  • Dune



    It’s interesting how Villeneuve’s visual style remains consistent across different cinematographers. He loves showing scale —obscene, massive scale — and he loves soft shadows and blown out highlights and muted hues of colors. Dune is ridiculously gorgeous, similar to Blade Runner 2049, but unlike his previous movie I didn’t find myself caring about any of these characters, I found the constant exposition dumps to be a bit much (a common side effect of book adaptations), and I felt a little lost…

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage


    Imagine a world where my friend hasn’t seen any of the new Bond movies so we have to go see Venom 2 instead. Dude, this movie is so bland and just meh. Like for example. The beach. Why TF did that have to be CGI. Why TF couldn’t they just go to a real beach. They’re probably shooting in LA. The ocean is right there. Smh. 

    But I guess if you just wanna see Woody being really weird and really crazy (shocker) then they got that for you. The after credits scene is the coolest part of the movie by far and it isn’t even close

Popular reviews

  • American Graffiti

    American Graffiti


    A vivid and beautiful portrait of California's youth in 1963, specifically the youth of George Lucas and his friends. This is less of a movie and more of a documentation of a time and place that no longer exists. You can feel how fond Lucas is of his youth in the Valley before summoning up the courage to go away to college; to paraphrase the movie, "to leave a perfectly good life behind and start a new one."

    Being in…

  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space

    So I have to watch this again when I’m not as stoned or tired. That was... um... hmm. I don’t know what that was. Might read the book before watching it again. I feel like I dreamed this whole movie.

    Edit: I read the book. The book makes sense. The story makes sense. The characters make sense. But the movie is full send into psychedelic cosmic horror. I’m definitely going to watch it again. It expands on the book in really interesting ways.