La La Land

Film Title

LaLa Land

Synopsis

An aspiring actress and a jazz pianist provide the perfect chemistry for a wonderful film

Director

Damien Chazelle

Cast

Emma Stone
Ryan Gosling
J. K. Simmons
John Legend

I guess it was inevitable that I was to see this movie. After watching it there were really not enough words to describe it, and ever fewer to describe the incredible number of non-professional troll reviewers at IMDB who predictably hated it. One proud reviewer even boasted that he left after 20 minutes, went to […]

Road to the Well (2016)

Film Title

Road to the Well (2016)

Synopsis

A devastating tragedy tests the best of friendships

Director

Jon Cvack

Cast

Micah Parker
Rosalie McIntire
Laurence Fuller
Barak Hardley
Marshall R. Teague
Caitlin Gallogly
Paul T. Murray
Tim Martin Gleason
Michelle LaFrance
Bill Lewis
Marsha Rodd
Jeannie Hackett
Nancy Daly
Jordana Capra
David Lengel

I was pleasantly surprised when I was contacted by multi-talented director and writer Jon Cvack, inviting me to screen, review and analyze his new film, Road To The Well. Road to the Well (2016) is an Indie film that is the first full-length movie for Jon Cvack and was made on a budget of only […]

Five More Movies To Watch In 2017-International Version

Editor’s Note: We love our readers. We even love them when they tell us that we suck. We especially love our readers who point out that there are films made outside of ‘Merica. Great films. Here is a list of recommended films submitted by Dave Thatcher. Well, Goat, far be it from me to not […]

Five Movies To Watch In 2017

Also check out Five More Movies to watch in 2017-International Version 2017 better be a massive year for movies. If all goes as planned, fans of sequels, series (most of which should have ended long ago), and superheroes (grow up) will hardly see the sun by summertime. Some of these reworked intellectual properties are completely […]

Rubber (2010)

Film Title

Rubber (2010)

Synopsis

Pretentious French director drops a steaming loaf on unsuspecting viewers

Director

Quinten Dupieux

Cast

Stephen Spinella
Jack Plotnick
Wings Hauser
Roxane Mesquida
David Bowe
Ethan Cohn
Charley Koontz
Robert (the tire)

“It’s already boring” -some nameless little kid. “All great films, without exception, contain an important element of no reason,” -desert cop Lt. Chad. That sums up this awful film. The movie review should stop right here as that is all that really needs to be said. There is an old adage that goes somewhat like […]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Film Title

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Synopsis

The Rebel Alliance makes a move to steal the plans for the Death Star

Director

Gareth Edwards

Cast

Felicity Jones
Diego Luna
Alan Tudyk
Donnie Yen
Wen Jiang
Ben Mendelsohn
Forest Whitaker
Mads Mikkelsen

Look. Were all going to see this film, barring the Mountain Hermits. Is there a point to reviewing something were all going to see? Yes, because its an excellent demonstration of how a film maker should do a spinoff from a franchise. So how does this film rank in the Star Wars canon? Third best, […]

Nocturnal Animals

Film Title

Nocturnal Animals

Synopsis

A novel from an ex-spouse devastates an art gallery owner who must now confront the Past, the Present and the Fiction.

Director

Tom Ford

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal
Amy Adams
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Michael Shannon
Army Hammer
Isla Fisher
Laura Linney

The opening imagery in Nocturnal Animals was not merely a shocking punch to the eyeballs, nor a garish tribute to someone like David Lynch. It was a flesh fair of the absurd, and dual lens into the stunning, but unhappy gallery owner, Susan Morrow. This opening gave some the validation to immediately hate, walk out, […]

THE TOP TEN CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHARACTERS

“Mankind was my business!” -Jacob Marley Please check out all of our always respectful and reverent Christmas Reviews here. The Christmas season has wound down and the reflection begins. We all have our favorite Christmas movie classics, but what about some of those memorable and Ruthless characters that made the movies what they are? I […]

The ABCs OF CHRISTMAS

Please check out our always respectful and reverent Christmas Reviews Alcohol– Face it, whether it be the vilest Kosher Wine, Grandmas 90 proof eggnog or just the familiar handle of Jack Daniels, you cannot get through this period without it. Besides, its the biggest holiday of the year, so you can get hammered with a […]

The Santa Clause (1994)

Film Title

The Santa Clause (1994)

Synopsis

Disturbed man kills Santa to take reins of a North American child slave sweat shop

Director

John Pasquin

Cast

Tim Allen
Judge Reinhold
Wendy Crewson
Eric Lloyd
David Krumholtz

Throughout my life, and in the last few years reviewing movies at Ruthless, there have been few things that have actually terrified me. After watching The Santa Clause (1994), I noticed that there are actually two sequels to this movie. That is terrifying. I would say that I have no words, but actually I do, […]