The Wet House

The Wet House -A Documentary by Penny Woolcock (2002) This is an incredibly hard to watch hour-long documentary on housing formerly homeless Drunks. I don’t use the word “Drunks” flippantly or judgmentally, that’s exactly what these people are. There is not the slightest hint of rehab here and no pretense at all about these down […]

In Bruges

Film Title

In Bruges

Synopsis

Two hit men on Holiday in Bruges.  Hilarity and death ensue.

Director

Martin McDonaugh

Cast

Colin Farrell
Brendan Gleeson
Ralph Fiennes
Eric Godon
Clemence Posey
Thekla Reuten

In Bruges. Once in a rare chance you find a relatively obscure movie that is so unexpectedly wonderful that you feel like you have stolen something. We have watched films about unrepentant child-murderers, so what about those who are repentant, and are thrust into a horrible situation by only doing an honest days work? We […]

THE TOP 10 MOVIES ABOUT SALESMEN

Movies about Sales, the best sales movies, specifically The Top 10 Movies About Salesmen. Hopefully you have already read the ABCs OF SALES, but what about movies about these universally loathed hucksters? Along with Lawyers and Politicians, Salesmen bring up the rear as the least admired profession, and for good reason. Here are a few […]

Into the Abyss

Film Title

Into the Abyss (2011)

Synopsis

Capital punishment and the will of God

Director

Werner Herzog

Cast

Werner Herzog
Michael Perry
Jason Burkett
Delbert Burkett
Melyssa Burkett
Richard Lopez
Damon Hall

A documentary by Werner Herzog   “The fact that a believer is happier than a Skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober man.”-George Bernard Shaw This documentary centers on death row inmates in Huntsville, Texas, the state that leads the nation in executions, […]

Happy People

Film Title

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Synopsis

Subsistence trapping at the most brutal level.

Director

Werner Herzog

Cast

Werner Herzog
Gennady Soloviev
Nikolay Siniaev

A documentary by Werner Herzog I just finished watching the 9-part series: Alaska:The Last Frontier and it was great. This series showcases the lives of the second and third generation Kilchers, who for decades have been homesteaders on the rugged Alaskan frontier. These people are impressive and quite hard-core as they fish, hunt, drive cattle, […]

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Film Title

Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer

Synopsis

This killer has absolutely no peer. Viewers, meet Henry. There is no way to watch this film without feeling violated.

Director

John McNaughton

Cast

Michael Rooker
Tracy Arnold
Tom Towles

First things first, I don?t know how this film has slipped under the Ruthless Review Radar for so long, because this dark and terrifying movie contains one of the most Ruthless characters of all time. Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer was christened to be a very low budget $100,000 horror flick, but the final product […]

Dallas Buyers Club

Film Title

Dallas Buyers Club

Synopsis

Texas cowboy, when faced with a deadly disease, takes matters into his own hands

Director

Jean-Marc Vallee

Cast

Matthew McConaughey
Jennifer Garner
Jared Leto
Denis O'hare
Griffin Dunne

In keeping with the main character, this movie did not fool around. Before the viewer is hardly into his popcorn, Ron Woodruff is busted in the chops by a cop and then busted even harder by two doctors who drop the news on him that he is HIV+ and only has about 30 days to […]

THE ABCs OF ATHEISM

“Life is: cutting your way out of the thicket of stupidity and on occasions when you have passed your bramble and find someone else’s, you wanna uproot that too.” – Chris Morris Agnostic-Almost an atheist, a Fence Sitter, Doesn’t know, doesn’t care, isn’t sure. All of these and more can be used to describe an […]

THE ABCs OF SALES

  To see the Top Ten Movies about Salesmen, click here. Always Be Closing-Always Be Closing, ALWAYS BE CLOSING! These are those famous words from Alec Baldwin in Mamet’s masterpiece Glengarry Glen Ross. If you have ever been in Sales, you have probably heard a speech like this one, but never has one been more […]

THE ABCs OF MARRIAGE

For Other Great ABC Rants click here! Attorneys– Eventually you will need one. Why are you starting off this thing in such a negative fashion? Why immediately poison the well? Well, in America the divorce rates are shrinking, but so are the marriage rates, so deal with the fact that there are twice as many […]