Jason Tucker

Jason Tucker

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Cinéaste living in Minneapolis, film studies graduate from the University of Minnesota, and occasional podcaster.

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  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Hoagy Carmichael

    ★½

    The Daily Short - Day 55: Hoagy Carmichael

    The music is lovely, but the film itself isn't that spectacular. I do enjoy bandleaders performing, though.

  • A Bundle of Blues

    A Bundle of Blues

    ★★★

    The Daily Short - Day 54: Duke Ellington

    Love these jazz shorts, and while this is really more of a performance, the way the Stormy Weather bit transitions to a rustic environment is just lovely. I would love to have a full collection of these.

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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…

  • Standing Above the Clouds

    Standing Above the Clouds

    ★★½

    Documentary Challenge 2020 - Week 22 - Polynesia
    The Daily Short - Day 32: Activism Documentary

    The documentary was well done featuring the passionate activism of the participants, but I feel that it would be a bit more effective if there was more about the potential environmental impact, or perhaps the unnecessary aspect of building yet another telescope, or maybe even playing on the colonialism/imperialism involved. How does someone who feels that religious beliefs shouldn't be used to develop policy…