I, Tonya (2017)

Film Title

I, Tonya (2017)

Synopsis

The rise and fall of an unlikely Redneck Olympic Skater

Director

Craig Gillespie

Cast

Margot Robbie
Sebastian Stan
Allison Janney
Julianne Nicholson
Bobby Cannavale
McKenna Grace
Paul Walter Hauser

I, Tonya (2017) concludes my movie viewing before the Team Ruthless Oscar article. This was a very good movie with terrific acting. I also conclude that the characters portrayed within this film are a somber portrait of why we have Donald Trump as President. I, Tonya is a hybrid of a documentary, a dark comedy, […]

Call Me By Your Name

Film Title

Call Me By Your Name

Synopsis

The Greatest Love Story Ever

Director

Luca Guadagnino

Cast

Armie Hammer
Timothee Chalamet
Michael Stuhlbarg
Amira Casar
Esther Garrel


I have always liked Armie Hammer. Who doesn’t? The last 3 of his movies reviewed were The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Nocturnal Animals and Free Fire. I enjoyed those movies immensely, but nothing prepared me for the masterpiece Call Me By Your Name. Armie was brilliant, but Timothee Chalamet (Lady Bird) owned it as the 17 […]

The Shape of Water

Film Title

The Shape of Water

Synopsis

Aqua-Gollum & Key Lime Pie Bestiality Porn flick gone horribly wrong

Director

Guillermo del Toro

Cast

Sally Hawkins
Michael Shannon
Richard Jenkins
Octavia Spencer
Michael Stuhlbarg
Doug Jones
Nick Searcy
Key Lime Pie

The Shape of Water has been nominated for an incredible 13 Oscars. That’s about 12 too many. Kevin tried to warn me about this film, but at the urging of a friend, I saw it anyway. Guillermo Del Toro made Pan’s Labyrinth, which was a beautiful film, and one of my favorites. The cinematography in […]

Phantom Thread

Film Title

Phantom Thread

Synopsis

A top dress designer has multiple issues

Director

Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast

Daniel Day Lewis
Vicky Krieps
Leslie Manville
Brian Gleeson

With Phantom Thread we have a movie set in England in the boring 50’s. This is a film about a dressmaker, a very good dressmaker. Reynolds Woodcock was more than just a designer of womens’ dresses. He was a genius, a high level artist, and one who was so good that all sorts of born-rich […]

Molly’s Game

Film Title

Molly's Game

Synopsis

Molly’s Game is a movie based on the story of Molly Blum, a mother figure who ran high-stakes poker games.

Director

Aaron Sorkin

Cast

Jessica Chastain
Idris Elba
Kevin Costner
Michael Cera
Jeremy Strong
Brian D'arcy James
Bill Camp
Graham Greene

Molly Blum was not the wife of the fictional Leopold Blum in the unreadable book Ulysses, but a real-life Olympic skier. She was also a daddy-baiting, Freud-hating, and impossibly gorgeous savant with a strange, situational ethics moral compass. Instead of pursuing a career in law or another high-paying discipline, she decided to stick it to […]

Movies that Ruthless Reviews eagerly anticipates in 2018

Movies that Ruthless Reviews eagerly anticipates in 2018 2017 was a pretty good year for movies. Kevin covered the great, the guilty pleasures and the ugly movies in this thorough review. Team Ruthless also threw in their 2 cents, so we are now turning the page and are looking forward to more of the same […]

Bright (2017) Netflix

Film Title

Bright (2017) Netflix

Synopsis

Will Smith and his reluctant Orc Partner battle Magic, Police corruption and other evil forces

Director

David Ayer

Cast

Will Smith
Joel Edgerton
Noomi Rapace
Edgar Ramirez
Lucy Fry
Happy Anderson
Veronica Ngo
Enrique Merciano
Nadia Gray
Chris Browning

A lady friend of mine suggested that I watch Bright, the latest movie offering by Netflix. After seeing some of the professional reviews, I wondered what I had done to make her hate me. Some critics had panned it as the worst movie of 2017, which is a bold claim when you consider things like […]

The ABC’s of Christmas (2017)

The ABC’s OF CHRISTMAS (2017) Alcohol– Face it, whether it be the vilest Kosher Wine, Grandmas 90 proof eggnog or just the familiar handle of Jack Daniels, you cannot get through this period without it. Besides, its the biggest holiday of the year, so you can get hammered with a minimum of repercussions. Raise a […]

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Film Title

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Synopsis

No, this is not Star Wars.

Director

Martin McDonagh

Cast

Colin Farrell
Sam Rockwell
Harry Dean Stanton
Christopher Walken
Tom Waits
Woody Harrelson
Linda Bright Clay
Abbie Cornish
Long Nguyen

Two of the best movies that I’ve reviewed at Ruthless are In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Both movies were written and directed by Martin McDonagh, a very talented screen-writer and movie director. When I realized that this genius had another movie floating out there, I rushed to my amazon store and purchased […]

A Tribute To Angry Grandpa: R.I.P. (1950-2017)

YouTube came into existence on April 23, 2005 and now has a staggering 1.3 BILLION users. Five billion videos are viewed every day. I am telling you what you already know, YouTube is huge. Angry Grandpa entered the YouTube world on June of 2010 and it was immediately obvious that he was fascinating and something […]