Pet Sematary (2019)

Film Title

Pet Sematary (2019)

Synopsis

All cats must die. Respect the dead

Director

Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer

Cast

Jason Clarke
John Lithgow
Amy Seimetz
Jete' Laurence
Obssa Ahmed

Pet Sematary is one of Stephen King’s most popular horror novels that has been adapted for the movie screen 3 times now. The original 1989 Pet Sematary was most famous for that insane grey cat, the cute little kid getting smashed to smithereens by a semi, and for Fred Gwynne as Jud. It was a […]

The Highwaymen (2019) Netflix Streaming

Film Title

The Highwaymen (2019)

Synopsis

Two retired Texas Rangers are commissioned to retire the murderous Bonnie & Clyde

Director

John Lee Hancock

Cast

Kevin Costner
Woody Harrelson
Kathy Bates
John Carrol Lynch
Kim Dickens
Emily Brobst
Edward Bossert

Arthur Penn’s 1967 version of Bonnie and Clyde featured the gorgeous, but ruthless killers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. With Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, you had one of the the hottest tandem of sexy couples since Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Bonnie and Clyde was a groundbreaking blockbuster because of its shocking violence […]

Nobody’s Fool (1994)

Film Title

Nobody's Fool (1994)

Synopsis

Paul Newman is magnificent as a stubborn man who must come to grips with his past



Cast

Paul Newman
Jessica Tandy
Josef Sommer
Bruce Willis
Melanie Griffith
Dylan Walsh
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Gene Saks

It is no secret that Paul Newman was a god of acting, in rarefied air with those such as Peter O’Toole, Jack Nicholson, George C. Scott, Jack Lemmon and Daniel Day Lewis. Newman’s resume is almost without peer, but combined with the rest of the stellar cast, this movie was a total joy to watch […]

Ruthless and The Oscars: 2019 Version

Yes, I know, it is hard to imagine that it is Academy Award season again. Due to plummeting ratings, I don’t know what the Academy has in store for us this year. Maybe another Jet Ski, who knows? It is no secret that none of us here at Ruthless were thrilled with the 2018 stable […]

Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

Film Title

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Synopsis

A family robbery with no victims goes horribly wrong

Director

Sidney Lumet

Cast

Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Ethan Hawke
Albert Finney
Marisa Tomei
Michael Shannon
Brian F. O'Bryne
Amy Ryan

There are movies that are familial train wrecks. There are movies like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf that are deaths by 10,000 cuts. However, I have never before seen such a devastating wreck as Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead, a masterpiece created by the 83 year-old genius director, Sydney Lumet. This movie was not […]

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Film Title

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Synopsis

A formerly successful writer uses her skills for deception when times get hard

Director

Marielle Heller

Cast

Melissa McCarthy
Richard E. Grant
Jane Curtain
Dolly Wells
Stephen Spinella

I think the first time I encountered Richard Grant was in the movie A Christmas Carol. Grant played faithfully the role of Bob Cratchit, who was the clerk for the miser Scrooge ( Patrick Stewart). There was no greater tour de force, however, than the role he shredded as I in Withnail & I. This […]

Roma: Netflix Streaming

Film Title

Roma

Synopsis

Short Mexicans have no reason to live

Director

Alfonso Cuaron

Cast

Yalizta Aparicio
Marina del Tariva
Diego Cotina Autrey
Carlos Peralta
Marco Graf
Nancy Garcia Garcia
Veronica Garcia
Hundreds of shitting dogs

I am hard-pressed to think of a movie that has received so much hype, so much critical acclaim, and so many awards before the Oscars. Roma is not your typical highly anticipated movie at all. Alfonso Cuaron’s latest work is completely unique, and there is no existing template with which to judge or compare this […]

The Favourite

Film Title

The Favourite

Synopsis

A sick and depressed Queen Anne rules England, but with the help of two other women. Three is definitely a crowd.

Director

Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast

Emma Stone
Rachel Weisz
Olivia Colman
James Smith
Nicholos Hoult
Joe Alwyn

The Favourite is yet another brilliant film from the young Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos. Unlike his previous films, like The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Favourite is a vicious comedy and historical period piece, centered around the 18th century royalty in England. Yes, a comedy. We had men in ridiculous and […]

Green Book

Film Title

Green Book

Synopsis

Forrest Gump drives Mr. Daisy into the Deep South for much expected abuse

Director

Peter Farrelly

Cast

Viggo Mortensen
Mahershala Ail
Linda Cardenelli
Sebastian Maniscalo
Mike Hatton
Dimiter D. Marinov
Other Goodfellas Clones

I’ve been meaning to watch this movie for a while. On the surface we have another get whitey, dumb cracker, Magical Negro, Oscar bait type move. Forrest Gump drives Mr. Daisy to the deep South for racism and abuse. The all-knowing and vastly superior Negro speaks parables of wisdom and tolerance, multiplies the fishes and […]

Sherpa (2015)

Film Title

Sherpa (2015)

Synopsis

After an ugly confrontation between Sherpas and climbers in 2013, a devastating tragedy the following year changes the climbing of Everest forever.

Director

Jennifer Pedom

Cast

Sherpas
Climbers
Expedition Company Colonialists

Here at Ruthless, we have a fascination with mountain-climbing movies and documentaries. Now that Christmas and the reviews have come and gone, it is time to resume our scrutiny and annoyance with mountain climbing, which has grown into a big business. We have hit the mother-lode with the movie Sherpa. Without Sherpas, there would be […]