Cool Hand Luke

Film Title

Cool Hand Luke

Synopsis

What we’ve got here, Is failure to communicate

Director

Stuart Rosenberg

Cast

Paul Newman
George Kennedy
Strother Martin
J.D. Cannon
Morgan Woodward
Dennis Hopper
Wayne Rodgers
Harry Dean Stanton

“A natural born world-shaker“ Paul Newman has always been in the top tier of the greatest actors of all time. He is certainly in the company of actors like Peter O’Toole, Daniel-Day Lewis, Jack Nicholson, Richard Burton and Sidney Portier. His accomplishments as a beer drinker, race car driver, blue-eyed sex symbol and actor are […]

Come And See (1985)

Film Title

Come And See

Synopsis

The most horrific and shocking war movie ever made

Director

Elem Klimov

Cast

Aleksey Kravchenko
Olga Mironova
Vasiliy Domrachyov
Viktors Lorencs
Vladas Bagdonas
Liubomiras Laucevicius

World War 2 was a horrific event. The figures are not exact, but reliable estimates put the total civilian and military dead at around 60 million people. The total dead in World War 1 was between 15-22 million people. Yes, it can easily be seen that war sucks and is bad for your health, especially […]

The Odd Couple (1968)

Film Title

The Odd Couple

Synopsis

Fastidious Felix moves in with his slob best friend because of a marital split-up

Director

Gene Saks

Cast

Jack Lemmon
Walter Mathau
Herb Edelman
John Fiedler
Monica Evans
Carole Shelley
David Sheiner


The Odd Couple is a classic comedy from another time, a different era, no, another planet. It was not violent or vulgar and men wore coats and ties, even to poker games. None of this is what really sets this movie apart from today’s fare. The difference is great acting, banter and dialogue that is […]

Bodacious Ruthless BBQ Beans

Well, why not share a recipe for BBQ Beans here at Ruthless? There is not much else going on, so we might as well celebrate July 4th with something other than beer and fireworks. There is not much that is more American than voting and BBQ, and we are about to lose the right to […]

The Fly (1958)

Film Title

The Fly

Synopsis

The scariest movie a 9-year old has ever seen about an unimaginable moral dilemma

Director

Kurt Neuman

Cast

Vincent Price
David Hedison
Patricia Owens
Herbert Marshall
Charles Herbert

I have been asked before what horror movie was the scariest or the best of all time, and for this I would have to go with Alien for sheer competence, terror and technical excellence. However, if you are merely 9 years old, and quite the naive little impressionable twat, this movie terrified me like nothing […]

The Beast Of Yucca Flats (1961)

Film Title

The Beast Of Yucca Flats

Synopsis

Flag on the moon. How did it get there?

Director

Coleman Francis

Cast

Tor Johnson
A bunch of other unknowns who are now dead

The Beast Of Yucca Flats is a mind-melting mess of a horror movie created by the one and only Coleman Francis. This movie is only 54 minutes long, but it seems to drag on for hours. Where to begin? How about the opening scene where a topless babe gets nonchalantly choked out (by the beast, […]

Bull Durham (1988)

Film Title

Bull Durham

Synopsis

The hottest Baseball movie ever made

Director

Ron Shelton

Cast

Kevin Costner
Tim Robbins
Susan Sarandon
Trey Wilson
Robert Wuhl

Well, it is springtime, or so I’ve been told. For those of you who don’t know me, which is pretty much all of you, I’ve been a baseball fan and junkie for a lot of my life. Not so much lately, but in the Golden Era of Mays, Mantle and Duke Snider, I was all […]

Moneyball (2011)

Film Title

Moneyball

Synopsis

The story of the amazing turnaround of the 2002 Oakland A’s baseball team

Director

Bennett Miller

Cast

Brad Pitt
Jonah Hill
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Robin Wright
Chris Pratt

I’m trying to recall the first movie that I watched with Brad Pitt; it was either 12 Monkeys or Spy Game, both excellent movies. Last night I watched a baseball movie, Moneyball, and Brad Pitt was again his magnificent self. Brad Pitt is Billy Beane, the General Manager of the 2002 Oakland A’s. Billy Beane […]

Party Hard (2020)

Film Title

Party Hard (2020)

Synopsis

Chandler returns to his hometown to try to re-kindle a failed relationship. He opts for an all night binge party with his buddies instead

Director

William Nicholas Clay

Cast

Hunter Bolton
Brian Forbes
Ty Rowe
Amy Brower
Liz Jennings
Giulia Marie Dalbec

I am occasionally contacted by actors or directors of indie films to screen their latest movie project. I would be less than honest if I did not state that most are not worth my time because they are terrible efforts. Enough of that, because sometimes I stumble on a gem like Road To The Well. […]

The Top 10 Ruthless Reviews Comedies

There really hasn’t been a lot to laugh about the last year or so. The planet has been ravaged by a deadly pandemic because a random Chinaman decided to eat a tasty bat. Millions of stupid Americans think that Donald Trump actually won the election and that America needs a king, not a democracy. A […]