A Cure for Wellness

Film Title

A Cure for Wellness

Synopsis

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps.

Director

Gore Verbinski

Cast

Dane DeHaan
Jason Issacs
Mia Goth
Ivo Nandi
Adrian Schiller
Harry Groener

A Cure for Wellness-2 hours, 26 minutes Rated (R) for copious geriatric nudity, graphic dental torture, body horror Tagline: The cure for the human condition is disease Who is this film perfect for? People who wish that Dario Argento had been given a really big Hollywood budget during his prime. A Cure for Wellness is […]

Doctor Strange (2016)

Film Title

Doctor Strange (2016)

Synopsis

A former neurosurgeon delves into the mystical arts

Director

Scott Derrickson

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Rachal McAdams
Benedict Wong
Mads Mikkelson
Tilda Swinton
Michael Stuhlbarg
Scott Atkins

Film Review- Dr. Strange (2016) PG 13 for very mild gore, 115 minutes, 2 Stinger Scenes Fair Value of Dr. Strange: $10.00. Its a competent superhero film that manages the usual Marvel movie balance of light comedy and action. Is this film worth my time? It’s not stale popcorn. Jumping across multiple realities with the […]

Hacksaw Ridge

Film Title

Hacksaw Ridge

Synopsis

A man tries to be a pacifist and a patriot during World War Two, and gets it the hard way.

Director

Mel Gibson

Cast

Andrew Garfield
Richard Pryos
Jacob Warner
Milo Gibson
Mel Gibson
Hugo Weaving
Kasia Stelmach

The mind-frame of Mr. Gibson is that of the medieval Catholic church, and the ordeal of the saint is his oeuvre. Hacksaw Ridge is the latest riff on that theme, now adorned in the uniform of an American soldier.

Green Room

Film Title

Green Room

Synopsis

After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads.

Director

Jeremy Saulnier

Cast

Alia Shawkat
Imogene Poots
Anton Yelchin
Patrick Stewart
Joe Cole
Mark Weber
Callum Turner
Eric Edelstein

Is this film worth my time? Green Room is an instant classic of exploitation cinema, a taut and frantic siege movie that is evocative of Straw Dogs and Assault on Precinct 13. Who is this film perfect for? People who want to see punks fighting neo-nazis with whatever weapon they can scrounge, and people who […]

Batman v. Superman

Film Title

Batman v. Superman

Synopsis

Bathole v. Superjerk, a movie.

Director

Zack Snyder

Cast

Ben Affleck
Henry Cavill
Amy Adams
Jesse Eisenberg
Diane Lane
Laurence Fishburne
Jeremy Irons
Holly Hunter
Gal Gadot

The epiphany of the corporate era of Hollywood, the genius of Zack Snyder, is the recognition of this truth: if you condition the audience to expect mediocrity, then you can never disappoint them.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Film Title

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Synopsis

The Rebel Alliance makes a move to steal the plans for the Death Star

Director

Gareth Edwards

Cast

Felicity Jones
Diego Luna
Alan Tudyk
Donnie Yen
Wen Jiang
Ben Mendelsohn
Forest Whitaker
Mads Mikkelsen

Look. Were all going to see this film, barring the Mountain Hermits. Is there a point to reviewing something were all going to see? Yes, because its an excellent demonstration of how a film maker should do a spinoff from a franchise. So how does this film rank in the Star Wars canon? Third best, […]

Ruthless Recommendations- 29 Horror Movies for Children available for streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or YouTube

29 Child-Acceptable Scary Films available for streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube I may have a skewed sense of what is child-appropriate, but these movies do not contain any great amount of violence or sexual content, and as such, might qualify for being spooky, but not traumatizing. Children do want to be scared sometimes, […]

The Martian

The Martian is the denouement of the statistics-driven model of modern studio film-making. Its the best movie of the moment but it will be forgotten in five years.

Ruthless Recommendations- Good Horror Films now Available for streaming on Netflix/Amazon/YouTube

Here is your obligatory horror movie recommendations article.

Black Mass

Gangster films are a pageant of the state, an affirmation of the police order which governs America.