Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall  Released: 1990 Tagline: They stole his mind, now he wants it back. Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: Arnold breathes new life into Mutants, Midgets and Tits. Homoeroticism: Arnold was classic Arnold and he never disappoints us with his disdain for anything hetero. As the movie opened he was […]

Midnight Cowboy

Film Title

Midnight Cowboy

Synopsis

A love story wrapped around a ground-breaking film

Director

John Schlesinger

Cast

Dustin Hoffman
Jon Voight
Sylvia Miles
John McGiver
Brenda Vaccaro
Barnard Hughes
Ruth White
Jennifer Salt

MIDNIGHT COWBOY MOVIE REVIEW Movies have been often characterized as innovative, ground-breaking, trend-setting or wildly original, and these terms can be overused, but I cannot emphasize enough what a bold and courageous experiment in cinema was Midnight Cowboy. It is hard to comprehend that it has been 50 years since this Oscar-winning film was released, […]

Noah: A Rant

This movie has already been reviewed, didn’t you read the magnificent review by Devon? Yes, I know, but this is something I feel compelled to do. Well, what is the problem? Seriously, I looked forward to this movie with glee, but that anticipation was quickly snuffed out in the first 5 minutes of the film. […]

The Lost Weekend

Film Title

The Lost Weekend

Synopsis

An Alcoholic alone for a harrowing weekend.

Director

Billy Wilder

Cast

Ray Milland
Jane Wyman
Phillip Terry
Howard DaSilva
Frank Faylen
Doris Dowling

The Wet House provides a judgment-free atmosphere for drunks, but there was no such thing in the world of this ground-breaking movie that was made in 1945. Don Birnam is a part time writer and a full time, 24-carat alcoholic. For someone like Don Birnam, the judgment was EVERYWHERE, his supporting brother, to a lesser […]

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 […]