Evil Dead 2

Film Title

Evil Dead 2

Synopsis

A continuation of The Evil Dead, where Ash tries to survive in a cabin possessed with evil.

Director

Sam Raimi

Cast

Bruce Campbell
Sarah Berry
Dan Hicks
Kassie Wesley Depaiva
Ted Raimi
Denise Bixler
Richard Domeier

1 hour 24 minutes, R for violence and gore Fair Value of Evil Dead 2: $6.00. It’s one of the classics of 80s horror comedy, not as memorable as it’s sequel, but a live action Warner Brothers cartoon of zombie slapstick. The Bruce Campbell Show: It’s all on the comic chops of the lead, Bruce […]

The Evil Dead (1981)

Film Title

The Evil Dead

Synopsis

5 college kids visit a cabin in the woods. They read the wrong book and release flesh-possessing demons

Director

Sam Raimi

Cast

Bruce Campbell
Ellen Sandweiss
Richard Demanicor
Betsy Baker
Teresa Tilly

I am proud to announce that Ruthless Reviews will be immediately filling a big hole in its massive 3100+ movie review site, and this has been a long time coming. Devon, Ezra and myself will be reviewing one of the greatest franchises in camp horror movie history, the 3 Evil Dead movies by Sam Raimi. […]

Hamilton

Film Title

Hamilton

Synopsis

Alexander Hamilton. My name is Alexander Hamilton.

Director

Thomas Kail

Cast

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Anthony Ramos
Chris Jackson
Daveed Diggs
Jasmine Cephas Jones
Jonathan Groff
Leslie Odom Jr.
Okieriete Onaodowan
Phillipa Soo
Renee Elise Goldsberry

Hardcore history. Raise your hand if you know more about Alexander Hamilton than 1) his face is on the ten dollar bill, 2) he created the United States’ central banking system, and 3) was killed in a duel by Aaron Burr. If your hand is up, go try out for Jeopardy! If your hand is […]

The Flight Of The Phoenix (1965)

Film Title

The Flight Of The Phoenix

Synopsis

A plane crash in the Sahara results in a clash of wills to survive.

Director

Robert Aldrich

Cast

James Stewart
Richard Attenborough
Peter Finch
Hardy Kruger
Ernest Borgnine
Christian Marquand
George Kennedy
Ian Bannen
Ronald Fraser
Gabriel Tinte


James Stewart can be solidly forgiven for films like It’s A Wonderful Life because of efforts like Vertigo and this film, The Flight of the Phoenix. It is not a wonderful life, but it is a wonderful film, with top notch acting and dialogue that you would expect from a classic film. The Flight of […]

Three Days of the Condor

Film Title

Three Days of the Condor

Synopsis

A CIA analyst must flee undercover when a team of assassins slaughter his station.

Director

Sydney Pollack

Cast

Robert Redford
Max von Sydow
Faye Dunaway
Cliff Robertson

                               1 hour 57 minutes, R for violence Fair Value of Three Days of the Condor: $6.00. This Sydney Pollack classic is a twisty and cynical spy film, one that prefigures much of the Jason Bourne films in the theme of ‘disavowed spy forced to live off his wits’. Crackling. Golden Age Cinema and the […]

The Quiet Man (1952)

Film Title

The Quiet Man

Synopsis

An American boxer comes to Ireland to rape, fight and pillage the countryside

Director

John Ford

Cast

John Wayne
Maureen O'Hara
Barry Fitzgerald
Ward Bond
Victor Mclaglen
Mildred Natwick

John Ford’s The Quiet Man just might be the only film ever made devoted exclusively to John Wayne’s desire to get laid. Over the course of 129 blarney-filled minutes, Wayne huffs and puffs about the Irish countryside, piss-drunk and full of rage over not being able to throw Maureen O’Hara down on the bed and […]

8 Of The Best Films About Writing

Are you a writer looking for a good movie to watch, one that really speaks to you? Ever wanted to know how some writers (if not all them) go through the writing process and writer’s block? (Though, some of these movies that will be listed are considered cautionary tales for those looking to be famous […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Tender: An Analysis of the Humanity in Sergio Leone’s Cinema.

Smoke billows out of a destroyed confederate base. Lee Van Cleef’s angular faced Angel Eyes enters the wide frame, riding his obsidian black horse. He trots up a rocky hill, into the destruction. The late great Ennio Morricone’s haunting score starts silently, slowly rising throughout the scene. Angel Eyes leaves his horse behind, walking on […]

The Farmer’s Wife (1928)

Film Title

The Farmer's Wife

Synopsis

A middle-aged empty-nester has trouble finding another suitable mate

Director

Alfred Hitchcock

Cast

James Thomas
Lillian Hall-Davis
Gordon Harker
Gibb McLaughlin
Maude Gill
Louie Pounds

2 Hours 9 minutes Fair Value of The Farmer and His Wife: $0.00. In this early (1928) silent film, a young Hitchcock is both out of his element (mystery) and his medium (dialogue), and so this early drama is generic and basic, largely lacking in Hitchcock’s style. This is a snoozer. Summary of the Concept: […]

Vertigo (1958)

Film Title

Vertigo

Synopsis

A traumatized former police detective falls hopelessly in love with a woman who doesn’t exist

Director

Alfred HItchcock

Cast

Jimmy Stewart
Kim Novak
Barbara Bel Geddes
Tom Helmore
Ellen Corby

“The language of the camera is the language of our dreams.”-James Baldwin. No director was more fluent in that language than Alfred Hitchcock. Vertigo is the most conspicuous example of his fluency. Vertigo is a Pygmalion and Galatea story. The question in this case, who is Pygmalion and who is Galatea? When, is a better […]