Into the Inferno

Film Title

Into the Inferno

Synopsis

Herzog’s amazing insight into the most powerful forces on earth, and their influence on our belief system.

Director

Werner Herzog

Cast

Werner Herzog
Clive Oppenheimer

“There is not a single volcano in Indonesia that is not connected to a belief system.” -Herzog, Into the Inferno The Chicken Church If you were expecting a scientific, National Geographic type documentary on volcanoes, you apparently are not familiar with Werner Herzog. Here at Ruthless we don’t generally give gods much thought, but Werner […]

The Beckoning Silence (2007)

Film Title

The Beckoning Silence (2007)

Synopsis

Joe Simpson from Touching the Void confronts the The North Face of the Eiger

Director

Louise Osmond

Cast

Joe Simpson
Roger Schali
Simon Antharmattan
Andreas Abegglen
Cyrille Berthod
Steven Mackintosh

The Docu-Movie Touching the Void is the Godfather of all mountain climbing movies. Just watching this movie turned Roger Ebert into a quivering, blubbering mess. Touching the Void is a Docu-drama based on the calamitous events that occurred when Joe Simpson and Simon Yates attempted to ascend and descend the Siula Grande in Peru. Beyond […]

Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul

Film Title

Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul

Synopsis

Sebastian Copeland saves the earth and his vanity by strolling to the North Pole

Director

Sebastian Copeland

Cast

Sebastian Copeland
Some other neglected guy (Keith Heger)

Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul I really enjoy most documentaries about man v. nature, especially in a cold weather setting. Happy People was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding documentaries ever, and what else would you expect from the great Werner Herzog? Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul, unlike […]

Meru

Film Title

Meru

Synopsis

Meru is the 2015 documentary of 3 men who were the first to conquer the “shark’s fin” rock face of Meru

Director

Jimmy Chin

Cast

Conrad Anker
Jimmy Chin
Renan Ozturk
Jennifer Lowe-Anker

My attitude towards extreme mountain climbing varies between amazement and admiration for something like Touching the Void, to disdain and disgust at self-important trust fund kids who pollute places like Mt. Everest with their corpses and oxygen bottles. The shark fin of Mt. Meru in the Indian Himalayas has been characterized as the anti-Everest. More […]

GRIZZLY MAN

Film Title

Grizzly Man

Synopsis

Watch Timmy Treadwell feed a bear

Director

Werner Herzog

Cast

Tim Treadwell
Arnie Hugueanard
Werner Herzog

We love bears.

Virunga Review

Whacky corporate murderers at it again.

Scottsdale International Film Festival, Part One: Twilight of the Snowbirds

From Congress to Decoding Annie Parker, each film that I’d seen was in some way or another about the aging, reconciling themselves to a society that no longer saw a use for them.

RUMORS OF WAR III – A GLENN BECK CRAZYFILM

Fact: Did you know there are twenty billion people on the planet? One third of them are terrorists, and the other third are Mexicans!

THE AVENGERS

So, how was The Avengers? You know how in boxing they have weight classes, but then also “pound for pound” rankings in an attempt to sort out who is the best quality fighter, regardless of size advantages? On a pound for pound basis, I would say The Avengers is quite good. In the heavyweight division, […]

DAGUERREOTYPES

Welcome to the neighborhood.