Annihilation

Film Title

Annihilation

Synopsis

Five women explore a bubble their kids blew that just won’t pop.

Director

Alex Garland

Cast

Natalie Portman
Oscar Isaac
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Tessa Thompson
Gina Rodriguez
Tuva Novotny

Is something burning? One of the best signs that you have just seen a worthwhile movie is you want to see it again. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t sure whether you liked it or disliked it because bad movies almost never illicit yearning for a second viewing. Well, unless you are into ironic viewings […]

Game Night

Film Title

Game Night

Synopsis

And now it’s gone

Director

John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

Cast

Rachel McAdams
Jason Bateman
Kyle Chandler
Jesse Plemons
Sharon Horgan
Billy Magnussen
Lamorne Morris
Kylie Bunbury

Can I play? Have you ever wanted to participate in one of those murder mystery nights with a group of people? Yeah, me neither. I tried it one time years ago and it was one of the most awkward memories I have. In order for it to be even remotely fun, everyone involved has to […]

5 Insanely Addictive Game Apps You’ve Never Heard Of

You might not be looking for addictive games but let’s face it, the best games for your phone are highly likely to be addictive. They are the kind of games that you are looking forward to. You dream about them at night and cant wait for a coffee break to continue the fun. Here are […]

The ABC’s of Gun Culture in America

This is my rifle, this is my gun. This is for fighting, this is for fun. [02/14/2018] Of course, now we have had yet another massacre. Here are the victims. What will be done? Nothing. America, a nation that elected a racist ignoramus for President, clearly doesn’t care. [10/01/2017] Since this article was originally written […]

The 15:17 to Paris

Film Title

The 15:17 to Paris

Synopsis

Bros discover a terrorist plot on the way to Paris

Director

Clint Eastwood

Cast

Ray Corasani
Alek Skarlotas
Anthony Sadler
Spencer Stone
Judy Greer

The 15:17 to Paris 1 Hour 34 Minutes, PG-13 for gun and knife violence. Fair Value Rating of The 15:17 to Paris: $2.00. Its a solid punt as a Redbox rental, an excellent compromise choice if you’re watching a film with family or people you don’t know well. Impeccable but unessential, pleasing but forgettable. Is […]

The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

Film Title

The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

Synopsis

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Director

Peter Mullan

Cast

Geraldine McEwan
Anne-Marie Duff
Nora-Jane Noone
Dorothy Duffy
Eileen Walsh
Britta Smith

I don’t need a movie to tell me that the Catholic Church is completely fucked. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s date in 1985 marks the first time that contraceptives were legalized in Ireland] I long ago accepted that priests preferred the bung hole to the Sermon on the Mount; nuns were repressed cunts in need of good […]

Early Man

Film Title

Early Man

Synopsis

Cavemen. And villagers. Playing soccer-ball foot-ball.

Director

Nick Park

Cast

Tom Hiddleston
Maisie Williams
Eddie Redmayne
Timothy Spall

Soccer? Really? Of all the animated films I’ve taken my son to see, Early Man is easily the weakest. Of course, that doesn’t matter to my five-year old, so the only thing I will say about this film is if it inspires my son to want to play soccer (which the very idea of watching […]

Black Panther

Film Title

Black Panther

Synopsis

Black Panther battles vibranium smugglers and ghosts from the past.

Director

Ryan Coogler

Cast

Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Lupita Nyong'o
Danai Gurira
Martin Freeman
Daniel Kaluuya
Letitia Wright
Winston Duke
Angela Bassett
Forest Whitaker
Andy Serkis

You almost had it. For the first 114 minutes of its 134-minute running time, Black Panther is a really good movie. Those 114 minutes are exactly what we’ve come to expect from a Marvel Studios movie – fun, witty, and visually excellent, with memorable characters you cannot wait to see more of in future movies. […]

I, Tonya (2017)

Film Title

I, Tonya (2017)

Synopsis

The rise and fall of an unlikely Redneck Olympic Skater

Director

Craig Gillespie

Cast

Margot Robbie
Sebastian Stan
Allison Janney
Julianne Nicholson
Bobby Cannavale
McKenna Grace
Paul Walter Hauser

I, Tonya (2017) concludes my movie viewing before the Team Ruthless Oscar article. This was a very good movie with terrific acting. I also conclude that the characters portrayed within this film are a somber portrait of why we have Donald Trump as President. I, Tonya is a hybrid of a documentary, a dark comedy, […]

Call Me By Your Name

Film Title

Call Me By Your Name

Synopsis

The Greatest Love Story Ever

Director

Luca Guadagnino

Cast

Armie Hammer
Timothee Chalamet
Michael Stuhlbarg
Amira Casar
Esther Garrel


I have always liked Armie Hammer. Who doesn’t? The last 3 of his movies reviewed were The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Nocturnal Animals and Free Fire. I enjoyed those movies immensely, but nothing prepared me for the masterpiece Call Me By Your Name. Armie was brilliant, but Timothee Chalamet (Lady Bird) owned it as the 17 […]