Jason Tucker

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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  • The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest

    ★★★★

  • Superman: The Last Son of Krypton

    ★★★½

  • DC League of Super-Pets

    ★★★

  • Green Lantern: First Flight

    ★★½

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  • The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest

    The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest

    ★★★★

    Possibly the high point of Superman: The Animated Series, and I'm kind of surprised it wasn't part of both series rather than just three episodes of Superman. Too bad this was after the crappy Joker redesign, but Mark Hamill is in rare form, and arguably the interplay between him and Clancy Brown's Luthor is better than anything that Daly and Conroy do as Clark and Bruce. The absolute high point, of course, is the fight between Harley and Mercy. Nothing tops that.

  • Superman: The Last Son of Krypton

    Superman: The Last Son of Krypton

    ★★★½

    I watched this as individual episodes, so I'm curious as to what they did to edit it together, if there was anything other than removing the recaps and credits. Good intro to the series, and I can understand why this got released as a standalone movie. It would be cool if HBO Max gave the option to watch it this way.

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  • 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…

  • 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…