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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  • A Fitting Gift

    ★★

  • The Chinaman

  • The Tale of A Wag

    ★½

  • A False Alarm

    ★½

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  • The Triplets of Belleville

    The Triplets of Belleville

    ★★★★★

    I had so much more appreciation for the film with this viewing nearly 20 years after I saw it upon its first release. The art, the design, the animation, the story, all brilliant. It's a tight 80 minutes, and it never drags. The grotesqueries are endearing, while giving the whole thing a sense of scope where you want to go exploring in the world beyond the frame. I especially want to see more early performances by our trio.

  • 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…