John Ruhl

John Ruhl


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  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II


    The greatest second film in a horror series since 1997's Scream 2. Contains not only the greatest editing in a horror film in a while but some of the best editing I've seen in the past few years period. Whenever you feel the film's narrative is starting to lag, Krasinski always unleashes a brilliantly orchestrated suspense set piece in such a ferocious way that you instantly forgive any lulls.


  • Mass



    Sundance Film #5:
    One of the most exhilaratingly painful watches in years, with the only other films coming close being Hereditary and Manchester by the Sea. Rarely do films feel this intimate yet vastly expansive. Contained but never constricted. An American epic that utilizes its singular location as a drawing board for a metaphorical United States in a way that hasn’t been done this well since 2015 with The Hateful Eight.

    An explosive, shocking film that does all of it…

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  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy


    Sundance Film #2:
    Incredibly harrowing and emotionally powerful, Honey Boy may not be an easy watch but it is ultimately an incredibly rewarding one.

    Shia LaBeouf truly is unrecognizable in a performance that strikes the same (and maybe even a greater) cord as Allison Janney in I, Tonya.

    Honey Boy is a film I know is going to haunt me for a long while.


  • Joker



    TIFF Film #15:

    There will be blood

    The most disturbing film ever associated with the superhero genre. And one of the absolute best. A slow burn of character study, driven by a career-high performance by a haunting Joaquin Phoenix (holy fucking shit man), this is a fiery, thorny slingshot blast through hell.

    Some scenes have the weight and the power to shock, and hold audiences in rapt suspense beyond belief. There is a scene where if you could look around…