The Ritual (2017) I only get to watch horror movies by myself. This isn’t out of choice. It’s just that my girlfriend wants nothing to do with anything more terrifying than The Emperor’s New Groove. And in this day and age, you can’t casually phone a pal and ask them round to watch a horror […]
Film TitleThe Ritual (2017)
A bachelor party takes a menacing turn in the Scandinavian forest.
Film TitleDarkest Hour
The fate of Europe, if not the entire planet depends on one man, Winston Churchill.
Kristin Scott Thomas
In Darkest Hour, Winston Churchill characterizes the antithesis of university students the world over, and succeeds in making a series of intelligent decisions whilst extremely drunk. The film captures the crushing pressure borne by Churchill at a time when Britain seemed small and alone in the face of a military supremacy never-before encountered in history. […]
More than the sum of ITs parts
The 2017 adaptation Of Steven King’s Novel – IT – has been arguably the most anticipated big-screen manifestation of his work since The Shining. And logging on to social media has felt a little like being George Denborough or any other child in Derry, in that Pennywise has been apt to pop up out of […]
Film TitleThe Emoji Movie
The best proof yet that our species is nothing more than a waste of a good meteor.
The death of all hope
Editor’s Note: Sometimes we request that our writers do horrible things. Sometimes they actually do them. The Emoji Movie is rated 1.5/10.0 at IMDB and has a score of 12/100 from Metacritic. Al actually watched and reviewed this awful movie. It’s around twenty minutes into the feature and I feel the panic begin to set […]
Film TitleAlien: Resurrection
Ripley back from the dead to save humanity from itself. Again.
Allow me to begin by warning those of us (myself included) who approach new Ruthless reviews with the same sort of gleeful yips a hyena may emit when approaching the rotting carcass of a blind, three-legged baby gazelle: This will not be a wholesale evisceration of Alien: Resurrection. The perceived wisdom is that this movie […]
Film TitleAlien: Covenant
Alien Covenant is a welcome return to form for the classic franchise. Covenant delivers solidly in both action and intrigue.
Goran D Kleut
Alien: Covenant. New movies in the Alien franchise are anticipated with the same level of excitement and nervousness as the Terminator movies: Both have an unassailable 80’s pedigree and are subject to an unforgiving gauntlet of public scrutiny upon every subsequent release. With Terminator, the studio’s response appears to be to re-hash precisely the same […]
Film TitleMan on Fire (2004)
A screaming child is abducted and Denzel Washington kills Mexicans to save her
There is a strong body of evidence in Man on Fire (2004) to suggest that the Tripods in War of the Worlds began losing interest in galactic conquest as a result of Dakota Fanning’s perpetual screaming. It was a painful example of lax parenting and a dysfunctional familial structure having an adverse effect on those […]
Film TitleManchester By The Sea
An amazing performance is shadowed by off the set accusations
C. J. Wilson
Manchester by the Sea and political correctness This post is fundamentally based on two separate topics (and note the insistence of separation here, something we’ll come back to in a bit). First off, it’s a brief review of Kenneth Lonergan’s Oscar-winning 2016 release Manchester by the Sea. Secondly, it makes a clumsy but just-about-acceptable segue […]
A necessary word of caution for anybody expecting even a few words flirting with the warm, comfortable familiarity of the “Is Stephen King good or Isn’t He” diametric war of attrition. Typically, to the utter despair of anybody unfortunate enough to be close enough to listen, I’m happy – delighted even – to hold forth […]
Film TitleFinding Dory
Another finding a fish story from Disney Pixar
There’s this scene in my head when the board and executives at Disney Pixar meet to discuss the success of Finding Nemo and the possibility of a sequel. It goes something like this: An executive enters the boardroom. Senior, benevolent shareholders are sitting around the table drinking freshly squeezed juices and exchanging kindly grins with […]