Darkest Hour

Film Title

Darkest Hour

Synopsis

The fate of Europe, if not the entire planet depends on one man, Winston Churchill.



Cast

Gary Oldman
Kristin Scott Thomas
Ben Mendelson
Lily James
Ronald Pickup
Samuel West
Stephen Dillane

Winston Churchill characterized the antithesis of university students the world over, and also succeeded in making a series of intelligent decisions whilst drunk. The film captured the crushing pressure borne by Churchill at a time when Britain seemed small and alone in the face of a military supremacy never-before encountered in history. At times, though, […]

NFL Championship Weekend: What Can Cheeto Do Next Edition

Who is Stormy Daniels? Note that this is a genuine question, the answer to which will affect my judgment to some degree. So I don’t mean it in a pseudo-philosophical way, like some idiotic Nancy Grace talking head. Nor am I taking the tact of a therapist, like when they say no, really, who is […]

Molly’s Game

Film Title

Molly's Game

Synopsis

Molly’s Game is a movie based on the story of Molly Blum, a mother figure who ran high-stakes poker games.

Director

Aaron Sorkin

Cast

Jessica Chastain
Idris Elba
Kevin Costner
Michael Cera
Jeremy Strong
Brian D'arcy James
Bill Camp
Graham Greene

Molly Blum was not the wife of the fictional Leopold Blum in the unreadable book Ulysses, but a real-life Olympic skier. She was also a daddy-baiting, Freud-hating, and impossibly gorgeous savant with a strange, situational ethics moral compass. Instead of pursuing a career in law or another high-paying discipline, she decided to stick it to […]

NFL Wildcard Weekend: Lifebuoy For The Commander In Chief Edition

Well ladies and gentlemen, here we are. Saturday and Sunday bring us the divisional rounds, the first playoff games where everyone starts watching. Typically, anyway. The general idea is that these games feature the teams most likely to play in February, so the casuals come out of the woodwork. Unfortunately, so too do the bandwagon […]

The Commuter

Film Title

The Commuter

Synopsis

An ex-cop turned insurance salesman is coerced into a deadline game of Guess Who on a train.

Director

Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast

Liam Neeson
Vera Farmiga
Patrick Wilson
Sam Neill
Jonathan Banks
Elizabeth McGovern

Like Murder on the Orient Express, but not. Happy 2018 everybody. As we welcome in 2018, I’m hoping to spend a lot of executive time in my shithole. If you were wishing for 2018 to be a fresh start, keep on wishing everybody. On behalf of all non-deplorable Americans, I apologize to Haiti, El Salvador, […]

From The Mailbag: Reviews of 2017 films not reviewed by Ruthless Reviews

[Editor’s Note: As I pointed out last year, we love to get mail from our readers. We especially love hate mail and whiny mewlings (I WILL BE MAKING A FORMAL COMPLAINT!) when one of our reviewers scathes a shitty movie. Occasionally we get good, coherent and useful feedback. Here is a belated response from one […]

The ABC’s of Animals Who Have Sexist Or Politically Incorrect Names

  Aholes, Boobies, & Cocks -or- The ABC’s of Animals Who Have Sexist Or Politically Incorrect Names Aholes are silvery fish who live in the Indo-Pacific part of the world (near Hawaii). They spend their days swimming together in schools, but at night they go off to eat by themselves. I guess everyone needs some […]

NFL Playoffs: Wild Card Weekend Edition

I haven’t read the Wolff book yet. I read the New York Magazine excerpt, of course, and the Axios thing that reads just a little too dismissive, like they’re pissed that they got scooped. As can be seen, they sneer at Wolff for burning sources – and sweet Jesus, did that dude burn some sources […]

Movies that Ruthless Reviews eagerly anticipates in 2018

Movies that Ruthless Reviews eagerly anticipates in 2018 2017 was a pretty good year for movies. Kevin covered the great, the guilty pleasures and the ugly movies in this thorough review. Team Ruthless also threw in their 2 cents, so we are now turning the page and are looking forward to more of the same […]

My Year in Movies – 2017 Edition

Something smells rotten. Is it just me or does 2017 feel like it has lasted about a hundred years? Between hurricanes, forest fires, racists, sexual harassers, gun massacres, and the systematic destruction of reason, decency, and ethical governing by the elephant party and the worst president this country has ever seen, I’m surprised aliens haven’t […]