• John Welsh’s Look At Turner Classic Movies
  • Midnight Run (1988)
  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark
  • Miller’s Crossing
  • Movies By Ezra: Decade To Decade Favorites
John Welsh’s Look At Turner Classic Movies Midnight Run (1988) Raiders Of The Lost Ark Miller’s Crossing Movies By Ezra: Decade To Decade Favorites

John Welsh’s Look At Turner Classic Movies

For a movie lover, life can change for the good even in these troubled times when Turner Classic Movies re-enters. Yes, I went without TCM for years, when last week a miracle occurred. Yes, a miracle. Great films are on my television screen. What need have I of HBO or Showtime? Ha! I say Ha! […]

Midnight Run (1988)

Tagline:  This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.  Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence:  Bounty hunter and his quarry trade wisecracks.  Homoeroticism:  Hardly anything to report, sadly. Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) and accountant Jonathan “the Duke” Mardukas (Charles Grodin), who is in his custody, quickly develop […]

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Tagline: The Return of the Great Adventure. Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: Indiana Jones hates snakes, and Nazis. In that order. Homoeroticism:  Basically nonexistent, I am sorry to report. There are a lot of natives dressed only in leather thongs chasing Indy (Harrison Ford) at the beginning, after he steals […]

Miller’s Crossing

I had trouble finding a hook for a critique of the excellent Coen Brother’s film, Miller’s Crossing. I read several reviews, even going so far as to read Roger Ebert’s pedestrian analysis. As to be expected, Ebert, who seemingly offers reviews from beyond the grave like a Dracula with press credentials, the piece was about […]

Movies By Ezra: Decade To Decade Favorites

At the end of last year and the beginning of this one, there were a lot of Best Movies of the Decade lists going around online. As always, I was drawn in by the allure of pointlessly ranking movies and I participated, but it got me thinking about the bigger picture. What was the best […]

48 Hours (1982)

Eddie Murphy was only 19 years old when he was tagged to play the convict conscripted by Jack, a renegade and reckless cop in San Francisco. Jack always stayed just a half a step ahead of losing his badge, and Reggie wanted to get out of jail. Even though Reggie Hammond was not a cop, […]

Lights, Casino, Action!

Whilst many enhance their gambling experience by playing live casino online, there are other ways to keep your evening casino themed. A lot of popular films and television programs from current day, to the back-catalogue of yesteryear, include delicious little slices of your favourite gambling games. In most fantasy casino scenes, the stakes are higher […]

Deadly Prey (1987)

Tagline:  In Vietnam He Was The Best… HE STILL IS! Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: Mike Danton ain’t nuthing ta f’ wit. Homoeroticism: Where to begin… I am probably the first person in history to ever take notes on this particular movie, and no fewer than four pages of those […]

The Invisible Man (2020)

See what I mean? There have been plenty of adaptations of H.G. Wells’ classic The Invisible Man, going all the way back to 1933. My personal experience covers the pretty bad Hollow Man (featuring Kevin Bacon) and hot garbage that is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, not to mention the original novel itself. Based on […]

The Handmaiden (2016)

The Handmaiden is a movie made by Park Chan-Wook, the filmmaker who gave us the thrilling masterpiece trilogy, Oldboy (2003), Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance. This movie is an adaptation of Sarah Water’s Victorian tale, Fingersmith. The plot is set in 1930’s Korea, while still under the pre-war occupation of Japan. The Handmaiden […]

The African Queen (1951)

Here at Ruthless, we are famous for 80’s Action and Christmas Movie Reviews. One genre that is seriously underrepresented at Ruthless is the classics. Movies with dialogue that pops and sizzles, and with great acting and character development. The African Queen is one of my favorite classics and stars two of the greatest actors to […]

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a French film written and directed by Celine Scaimma. If ever a movie exhibits the concept of every frame being a painting, this is the one. After seeing Call Me By Your Name, I never thought that I would see a love story as touching and mesmerizing, but […]

The Way Back

Yellow-bellied and lily-livered. The last time I played organized basketball, I was a sophomore in high school. Our team sucked. We finished the season 1-11, mostly due to the fact that we were playing against teams featuring kids who could dunk (we could not), but also the fact that our coach was an idiot. He […]

A simple online casino guide for beginners

All your friends are passionate about the world of online casinos and you are wondering if you should also engage in this venture. You may have many questions about how it all works and how to select a reliable website before spending money. Because you’re not the only one who needs a guide for online […]