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 […]

Mountain (2017)

Film Title

Mountain (2017)

Synopsis

Humans climb and hurtle down their slopes, but the mountains are not impressed

Director

Jennifer Peedom

Cast

Willem DaFoe (Narrator)
Various other humans

Mountain (2017) Before I wind up the 2018 Ruthless Christmas Reviews, I’m taking a brief break. This review continues our reviews about mountains and humans that try to climb them. In his recent review, Kevin continued the Ruthless disdain for mountain climbers, rock climbers and other dare-devils that foolishly fuck with Mother Nature with Free […]

Santa Jaws (2018 SyFy)

Film Title

Santa Jaws (2018 SyFy)

Synopsis

A pissed off shark wages the real war on Christmas

Director

Misty Talley

Cast

Reid Miller
Jim Klock
Carrie Lazar
Arthur Marroquin
Miles Doleac
Haviland Stillwell
Hawn Tran
Scott Allen Perry
Ritchie Montgomery

I have watched and reviewed my fair share of fish and Christmas Movies. Today was a good day as I finally got my cable back up and running after they replaced everything from the outside line, to the set. I decided to celebrate by finding the cheesiest Christmas movie that I had not yet reviewed. […]

Christmas In Connecticut (1945)

Film Title

Christmas In Connecticut (1945)

Synopsis

A Christmas Classic Movie where lying about everything is treated as a virtue



Cast

Barbara Stanwyck
Dennis Morgan
Sydney Greenstreet
Reginald Gardner
S.Z. Sakall
Una O'Connor
Dick Elliot

I’ve reviewed a dozen or more Christmas Movies this season. There have been good movies and bad, but mostly bad. White Christmas was pleasantly dated, but watchable. Except for Mercy Christmas, most of the horror/slasher Christmas Movies were just poorly made. Christmas In Connecticut is in a class of its own. This was the most […]

Krampus: The Christmas Devil (2013)

Film Title

Krampus: The Christmas Devil (2013)

Synopsis

The worst Krampus movie ever made

Director

Jason Hull

Cast

Jay Dobyns
Bill Oberst Jr.
Darin Foltz
Richard Goteri
Paul Ferm
Some Other People

Krampus: The Christmas Devil (2013) O.K., that’s it. No more. This is the last horrible Christmas movie that I’m going to watch and review this year. Of course, I may change my mind tomorrow, but right now I’m as as firm as President Trump’s foreign policy. No more, I say. I really didn’t think I […]

Killer Christmas (2017)

Film Title

Killer Christmas (2017)

Synopsis

A bunch of bratty college kids get killed

Director

PeterPaul and Tony Shaker

Cast

Malcolm Xavier
Freya Lund
PeterPaul Shaker
Sherry Shaker
Kourtney Keller AS BELLA!
Tony Shaker
Natalie Pavelek

Why, why, why do I do this? You know, I used to really like my job. I review Christmas Movies, so what could possibly go wrong? I know and expect to get my share of the stinkers, but this year has been unusually hard. This movie gets an immediate and uncontested 10.0/10.0 for sheer annoyance […]

White Christmas (1954)

Film Title

White Christmas (1954)

Synopsis

Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby hope to bring Vermont a very White and very Gay Christmas

Director

Michael Curtiz

Cast

Bing Crosby
Danny Kaye
Dean Jagger
Rosemary Clooney
Vera-Ellen
Mary Wickes

Last year a friend sent me a copy of White Christmas as a joke Christmas present. I realized that I had never really watched this Christmas classic, or remember watching it, so I popped it in the ole DVD player last night. After the viewing, I had the feeling that not only was the movie […]