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Suspicion (1941) Best Movies That Can Inspire Kids To Be More Active Dreamers: John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre & The Misfits Still Mad About Game of Thrones? Here’s What You Can Do About It Netflix and Social Distancing?

Suspicion (1941)

“Gaslighting” is the use of psychological manipulation to make a person doubt their own sanity, and even to lose it. The term derives from the 1938 British play Gas Light and its 1940 and 1944 film adaptations from Britain and Hollywood, respectively. It is somewhat surprising Alfred Hitchcock was not at the helm of the […]

Dreamers: John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre & The Misfits

Speaking of cowboys, Isabelle Steers (Thelma Ritter) says to aging cowboy Gay Langland (Clark Gable), “I love every miserable one of you, though you’re all good for nothing, as you well know,” to which he replies, “That may be, but it’s better than wages.” That motto (“it’s better than wages”) is referred to several times […]

Still Mad About Game of Thrones? Here’s What You Can Do About It

Even if you’re the world’s biggest Game of Thrones fan, you probably weren’t thrilled about the final season. Many optimistic and casual fans expressed positive sentiments about the eighth and final season last year, but still preferred the show’s earlier seasons. Other, more engrossed fans, were utterly dismayed at their perception of the show’s bad […]

Inherent Vice

The following review of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice will be much like the movie; A dizzying melange of scrambled thoughts and points that wrap up quite nicely depending on whom you ask. Has there ever been such a poorly marketed movie? I’m not talking about trailers making movies look fantastic when they end up […]

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Where no one should ever go again. As I noted in my review of Picard, my son has become quite the Star Trek fan. He has most of the actors’ names memorized by role and is borderline obsessed with the Klingons. “Dad, are there Klingons in this one?” “Dad, are there Klingons in this one?” […]

The Truth Of The Matter

Keeper of the Flame (1942) Directed by George Cukor. With Spencer Tracy and Kathrine Hepburn. 36 Hours (1965) Directed by George Seaton. With James Gardner, Eva Marie Saint, and Rod Taylor The “truth of the matter” can be an elusive concept. What is real? This is the persistent theme in the works of Philip K. […]

Colossal (2016)

                              1 hr 49 minutes, R for profanity Fair Value of Colossal: $1.00. It’s a light, weird and unique comedy that’s watchable due to a talented cast. Toxic Relationships through the lens of Kaiju: Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is a day drinking Manhattan party girl who is abruptly dumped by her boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) and […]

Third Encounters Of A Close Kind -or- Standing On A Corner In Muncie, Indiana

Ruthless Reviews presents: I Love a Mystery! Follow our tireless critics of the A-1 Detective Agency as Jack, Doc and Reggie ferret out the best, and worst in movies. Sponsored by Pee Clean, “never fear the pee police again, use, Pee Clean and have clean pee!” Your host:So fellas, tonight we have a blast from […]

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

It’s a shame Star Wars had to come out in 1977. Two great films were left in the shadows of its colossal reign at the international box office. The first was William Friedkin’s Sorcerer. The second was Steven Spielberg’s under looked gem; Close Encounters of the Third Kind. When I call Close Encounters underrated, I […]

Coming to Trump’s America

Within three weeks of our arrival to the US, Robert Kraft was busted having a masseuse play tug with his shaft, R. Kelly was made to face the music for real this time, and New Zealand had its infamous mosque shooting.

Network: A Look At A Classic

Network is certainly not the greatest movie ever made, and I would never argue that it achieves any lasting impact as a work of art. Its style is flat (like most television programs, appropriately enough), and you’ll hardly remember any of the visuals. Still, it remains my favorite films because I don’t believe a better […]

The Platform: Netflix

*Mostly Spoiler Free Review* In most of the incarceration movies I have watched, food is one of the high water marks of the day. Convicts march to the chow hall, get their individual trays and portions, and sit and eat with their race or gangs. If they are in isolation or the hole, unit-dose trays […]

Best Movies That Can Inspire Kids To Be More Active

Kids are naturally fast learners, and they quickly grab information, especially when they are between the age of one to four.  Training your kids has moved on from pointing out pictures to them on hardcopy books — you can now do more, thanks to the TV. Unlike in the past, when televisions were a symbol […]

Netflix and Social Distancing?

Drastic times call for drastic measures. As a result around 20 percent of the global population is in a government-imposed coronavirus lockdown. It’s safe to say that now is not the time to slide into your matches’ DMs and see who’s up for Netflix and chill. But being stuck in a social distancing groundhog day […]

The Social Advantage of Video Games: Not Just for Introverts

If your idea of an online gamer is someone who lives in their parents’ basement and spends hours immersed in Fortnite rather than in the pursuit of actual relationships – think again. In fact, this “antisocial” stereotype is the exception, not the rule, according to The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. After attending tournaments and conventions, […]