The Big Lebowski (1998)

Film Title

The Big Lebowski

Synopsis

A case of mistaken identity ruins a rug and requires The Dude to take action against aggression that will not stand

Director

Joel and Ethan Coen

Cast

Jeff Bridges
John Goodman
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
David Huddleston
Julianne Moore
Steve Buscemi
John Turturro
Peter Stomare
Tara Reid
John Polito
Sam Elliot
Ben Gazarra

If there ever was a movie that I was hesitant to review, it has to be The Big Lebowski. Really? Is it that bad? No, quite to the contrary, it is that GOOD. The Coen Brothers, Ethan and Joel have for some time been among the GODS of directors and writers, and for good reason. […]

Withnail & I (1987)

Film Title

Withnail & I

Synopsis

Two unemployed actors go on holiday to the countryside to try to relieve their anxiety



Cast

Richard E. Grant
Paul McGann
Richard Griffiths
Ralph Brown
Michael Elphick

It is indeed an honor to review one of my favorites and one of the funniest and wittiest comedies ever made. Withnail & I is in my personal Top 5 movies of all time for re-watchablity and scathing dialogue. Armed with this splendid script, Richard E. Grant executes a tour de force as a relentlessly […]

The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)

Film Title

The Naked Gun (1988)

Synopsis

Leslie Nielsen as Detective Frank Drebin shows us a law officer more inept than Inspector Clouseau.

Director

David Zucker

Cast

Leslie Nielsen
Priscilla Presley
Ricardo Montalban
George Kennedy
O.J. Simpson
Nancy Marchand

While I am in the midst of trying to cheer myself up from this absolute debacle of a year, I would be more than remiss, and downright derelict if I did not include another comedy film, The Naked Gun. While Leslie Neilson was a hilarious supporting actor in the great comedy Airplane, he is the […]

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Film Title

Mississippi Burning

Synopsis

Two FBI agents visit Mississippi to investigate the disappearance and murder of 3 civil rights workers. They find the very scum of the earth.

Director

Alan Parker

Cast

Gene Hackman
Willem Dafoe
Francis McDormand
Brad Dourif
R. Lee Ermey
Gailard Sartain
Michael Rooker
Lou Walker

After reviewing 3 of the funniest movies ever made, I thought I would review a movie about ancient history. Yeah, I wish; Things may be better, but the racism is alive and well in this country. Mississippi Burning is about as far from humor as you get, especially for people of color who had the […]

Monty Python’s The Life Of Brian (1979)

Film Title

Monty Python's The Life Of Brian

Synopsis

Brian is forever haunted by being born next to the stable with Jesus, Joseph and Mary. Much craziness ensues.

Director

Terry Jones

Cast

Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Terence Bayler
Carol Cleveland

The Life Of Brian came out a few years after the Holy Grail masterpiece, and to no great surprise, it was not well received by viewers or critics. Many, especially the religiously impaired, could not look past the blistering blasphemy and recognize what a wonderful work of craft this film was. The obvious satire of […]

Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)

Film Title

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Synopsis

The Monty Python crew make the funniest movie in the history of cinema, American, African or European

 

Director

Terry Gilliam Terry Jones

Cast

Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Eric Idle
Terry Gilliam
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Carol Cleveland

O.K., what in the heck is going on here? Since the prospect of seeing a new movie at the theater now seems hopeless, I’m on a mission to seek the Holy Grail of all movies. Besides, I’d rather re-watch a favorite movie a dozen times, than watch a new stink-bomb like 365 Days. Now, Airplane! […]

Airplane! (1980)

Film Title

Airplane!

Synopsis

An ex-pilot who has a drinking problem is forced to land a commercial jet.

Director

Jim Abrahans David Zucker

Cast

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Lloyd Bridges
Peter Graves
Robert Hays
Leslie Nielsen
Lorna Patterson
Robert Stack
Barbara Billingsley

Airplane! is surely (don’t call me that!) one of the greatest works of movie comedy ever made. From the beginning announcement of the “Red Zone and White Zone” overhead proclamations to the ending disembarkation off of the traumatized plane, every scene and every line is hilarious. “Give me Ham on 5 and hold the Mayo” […]

The Top 10 Movie Drunks

Here at Ruthless, we take substance abuse seriously. That, of course, does not keep us from enjoying movies, and their characters who happen to be 24 carat alcoholics. This list contains the greatest booze-hounds in the history of cinema, and the great movies in which they showcased their various drinking and acting talents. Of course, […]

The Evil Dead (1981)

Film Title

The Evil Dead

Synopsis

5 college kids visit a cabin in the woods. They read the wrong book and release flesh-possessing demons

Director

Sam Raimi

Cast

Bruce Campbell
Ellen Sandweiss
Richard Demanicor
Betsy Baker
Teresa Tilly

I am proud to announce that Ruthless Reviews will be immediately filling a big hole in its massive 3100+ movie review site, and this has been a long time coming. Devon, Ezra and myself will be reviewing one of the greatest franchises in camp horror movie history, the 3 Evil Dead movies by Sam Raimi. […]

The Flight Of The Phoenix (1965)

Film Title

The Flight Of The Phoenix

Synopsis

A plane crash in the Sahara results in a clash of wills to survive.

Director

Robert Aldrich

Cast

James Stewart
Richard Attenborough
Peter Finch
Hardy Kruger
Ernest Borgnine
Christian Marquand
George Kennedy
Ian Bannen
Ronald Fraser
Gabriel Tinte


James Stewart can be solidly forgiven for films like It’s A Wonderful Life because of efforts like Vertigo and this film, The Flight of the Phoenix. It is not a wonderful life, but it is a wonderful film, with top notch acting and dialogue that you would expect from a classic film. The Flight of […]