John Rutherford

John Rutherford

Grading on a pass/fail system because I can’t be working out if something’s a four star or three and half star film.

Favorite films

  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Silence
  • There Will Be Blood

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

  • Sweetie

  • Memoria

  • Batman Begins

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Scorsese’s best comedy? The best comedy of the 2010s? Yes?

  • Sweetie

    Sweetie

    Truly nightmarish. Australia has always been a hellscape inhabited by miscreants, deviants, and mutants, Mad Max is a documentary, Masterblaster was the Prime Minister for a while in the early 90s, but interesting that this uses the Australian suburbs as it’s hell, a pretty standard 80s family as it’s cast of devils. 

    Incel husband and volcel wife is a heady initial offering, but then mixing in the hypersexual sister, oooof marone! Then the father turns up?!? The treehouse???? The ending!!!!!!…

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    Men only want one thing, to be a teenage boy in 70s LA and try and fuck their Jewish babysitter, and I for one am sick of It.

    There’s two ways my mind goes with this film. Either Alana’s not 25, she’s 18, maybe 19, she’s lying about her age at the beginning, and this film works. Or she’s 25 and this film isn’t good enough to get past the “yeah I know it’s the 70s but that’s weird as…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Now this is a Matrix sequel! Emotionally satisfying, great story. Not as game changing action as the original, but pretty good action. A little too hand held for me. The original Matrix, and sequels to be fair, had very clearly staged action. But hey, this is still really good.

    Reads like a lover letter from Lana to Lilly; like she’s saying “the bastards might have kicked us a few times, but we’re so powerful when we get together that we…