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 […]

Mercenary For Justice (2006)

Film Title

Mercenary For Justice

Synopsis

Steven Seagal is back, bigger than ever, and must break into an Eastern European prison to free the son of a Druglord

Director

Don E. FauntLeRoy

Cast

Steven Seagal
Jacqueline Lord
Roger Guenveur Smith
Luke Gross
Adrian Galley
Langley Kirkwood

I am a big fan of trash cinema and I have come to realize that Steven Seagal movies don’t receive enough attention. [EDITOR’S NOTE: They do at Ruthless] So for my first review, I have spent the hour and a half watching the 2006 film Mercenary for Justice, so that you do not have to. […]

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 […]

NFL Week 17

Not going to spend my time writing an elegy for the career of Jon Jones, or rather, what Jon Jones could have been. Part of me wants to. Part of me remembers what Jon Jones was, who Jon Jones was, back when he was begging the referee to make him stop battering his opponent, a […]

Are TV Channels Finally Dead?

Over the past few years, the way in which we access television shows has completely changed. You no longer need to tune in to a specific network at a specific time in order to watch your favorite show. In fact, you don’t even need to own a television to watch it! Thanks to improvements in […]

Welcome to Marwen

Film Title

Welcome to Marwen

Synopsis

How to cope with PTSD. One way at least.

Director

Robert Zemeckis

Cast

Steve Carrell
Leslie Mann
Eiza Gonzalez
Merritt Wever
Gwendoline Christie
Janelle Monae
Diane Kruger
Leslie Zemeckis

Why, thank you. There is such a thing as too much political correctness, but chances are high you have not actually experienced that situation.  The general rule of thumb is if someone is complaining about political correctness, that person is really just whining that he or she can’t be an asshole to other people without […]

NFL Week 16: Why Is This Man Not Laughing Edition

I have a legitimate theory that sounds sort of crackpot-adjacent, but everything lines up upon close examination, and I am going to share it with you now: Miley Cyrus ended the U.S. occupation of Syria. No no no wait wait wait it’s a really good theory, for real.   It all makes sense and checks […]

Bumblebee

Film Title

Bumblebee

Synopsis

A girl and her robot car are chased by two other robot cars and it was not ruined by Michael Bay.

Director

Travis Knight

Cast

Hailee Steinfeld
John Cena
Pamela Adlon
John Ortiz
Stephen Schneider
Jason Drucker
Dylan O'Brien (Voice)
Angela Bassett (Voice)
Justin Theroux (Voice)
Peter Cullen (Voice)

Are we sure this is a Transformers movie? As Bumblebee unfolded before our eyes, I had to keep asking myself if my son and I were really watching a Transformers movie.  There were no racist versions of transformers.  The movie was not exploding every twelve seconds.  There were no robots or dogs trying to hump […]

Aquaman

Film Title

Aquaman

Synopsis

Aquaman sucks.

Director

James Wan

Cast

Jason Momoa
Amber Heard
Willem Dafoe
Patrick Wilson
Nicole Kidman
Dolph Lundgren
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Spoon-feeding with a comically oversized ladle. I did not think Warner Brothers and DC Films could make a worse movie than Green Lantern, but Aquaman is that movie.  The point at which Aquaman stepped on my last shred of hope was when the octopus played the drums.  I am not making that up.  You do […]