It Comes at Night

Film Title

It Comes at Night

Synopsis

A family cowers in their house in the forest from something that never comes.

Director

Trey Edward Shults

Cast

Joel Edgerton
Christopher Abbott
Carmen Ejogo
Riley Keough
Kelvin Harrison Jr.

It didn’t in this movie. (It’s award consideration season and I’m playing catch-up. As I tear through them, I thought I’d try mini-reviews. Enjoy!) Nothing ruins a movie quite like failing to follow through on a promise. It Comes at Night is a title that promises us something coming at night. For an hour and […]

The Bottom Ten Worst Christmas Movies Ever

Here at Ruthless we love to get reader mail. We especially love HATE MAIL, or even more…Whiney HATE MAIL. A few days ago I reviewed one of the most obscure Christmas Movies ever. I won’t even characterize it as a movie, it was more like a 6 year-old turned loose on a iPhone. Anyway, my […]

A Ghost Story

Film Title

A Ghost Story

Synopsis

Bed sheets and pie.

Director

David Lowery

Cast

Casey Affleck
Rooney Mara

Let’s watch some paint dry. (It’s award consideration season and I’m playing catch-up. As I tear through them, I thought I’d try mini-reviews. Enjoy!) Have you ever wondered what happens when you die? Of course you have; you are a human person. A Ghost Story offers writer/director David Lowery’s guess at the afterlife and it […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Film Title

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Synopsis

A movie about the making of the greatest Christmas book ever written



Cast

Dan Stevens
Christopher Plummer
Johathan Pryce
Morfydd Clark
Justin Edwards
Annette Badland
Simon Callow
Valeria Bandino

The Man Who Invented Christmas It is no secret that I love to review Christmas Movies. I am especially fond of the Charles Dickens timeless classic A Christmas Carol, and have watched and reviewed most of the renditions. The Man Who Invented Christmas is not just another version of the Scrooge tale, but an actual […]

NFL Week 14: It’s Only a Game Edition

And back down to Earth we crash. Some days you’re the stick, some days the drum. As per the rules I won’t apologize for anything but I will admit that I sort of stopped caring about the outcome of the Monday night game when the Ryan Shazier hit took place. It seems trite to say […]

The Post

Film Title

The Post

Synopsis

The story of how the Pentagon Papers came to light.

Director

Steven Spielberg

Cast

Tom Hanks
Meryl Streep
Sarah Paulson
Bradley Whitford
Bob Odenkirk
Tracy Letts
Bruce Greenwood
Matthew Rhys
Alison Brie

Deja vu. I’ve tried to keep politics out of my reviews, with the exception of an occasional swipe or two. I have very strong opinions, especially in our current situation, but I know that’s not why you come here. You just want to know how a movie was and, hopefully, laugh at my jokes and […]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Film Title

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Synopsis

A twisted but riveting black comedy

Director

Martin McDonagh

Cast

Frances McDormand
Woody Harrelson
Caleb Landry Jones
Sam Rockwell
Lucas Hedges
Peter Dinklage
John Hawkes
Samara Weaving
Sandy Martin

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. 2017 has been a year for movies that keeps on giving, but one of the biggest presents of all came near the end of the year. Martin McDonagh is a Director that gave us one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, In Bruges, but he has outdone himself with […]

Good Time

Film Title

Good Time

Synopsis

Two brothers botch a bank robbery and it’s debatable which one is truly the mentally handicapped one.

Director

Ben & Josh Safdie

Cast

Robert Pattinson
Ben Safdie
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Barkhad Abdi
Buddy Duress
Taliah Webster

Not so much. (It’s award consideration season and I’m playing catch-up. As I tear through them, I thought I’d try mini-reviews. Enjoy!) I have hang-ups with titles that don’t make sense and Good Time is a textbook example. Good Time is about two brothers, one of whom is mentally disabled – Nick (Ben Safdie), who […]

Battle of the Sexes

Film Title

Battle of the Sexes

Synopsis

The story of Billie Jean King’s first lesbian relationship and also a tennis match.

Director

Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Cast

Emma Stone
Steve Carrell
Sarah Silverman
Bill Pullman

Double fault. (It’s award consideration season and I’m playing catch-up. As I tear through them, I thought I’d try mini-reviews. Enjoy!) Don’t you hate it when a movie starts out strong, then withers and dies by the end? Battle of the Sexes advertised its main plot as the storied tennis match between Billie Jean King […]

A Meowy Christmas (2017)

Film Title

A Meowy Christmas (2017)

Synopsis

Probably the worst Christmas Movie ever made

Director

Steve Rudzinski

Cast

Steve Rudzinski
Aleen Isley
Amie Wren
Aaron Fletchersmith
Renee DiAlesandro
David Hubbard
Aaron J. Bellstein

I think I’ve finally reached the bottom of the pile, the very worst Christmas Movie imaginable. I present, A Meowy Christmas (2017). This movie is about two animals, Ms. Whiskers and Chuckie, and their owner, an incompetent Detective Wally Griswold. These animals are a cat and a mouse whose mouths do not move and there […]