I guess that I was supposed to like this movie. I mean, really, it gets 8.5 at IMDB and almost unanimous acclaim from the critics. According to these critics, this movie is as much of a sure bet as Hillary Clinton’s election, but something happened on the way to the viewing and the exit. It […]
Will Ferrell drops a turd on Christmas
I know that it is hard to believe, but it is almost that time of the year again. Since next Tuesday’s election results just might kill me, I thought I would get an early start, and why not? Although I wrote my first Christmas Review for Ruthless in 2006, I did not start writing reviews […]
Film TitleThe Accountant
Never has accounting been more thorough, or violent
The Accountant, in spite of its many negative reviews, convoluted backstories, and confusing flashbacks, is one of this year’s best movies. This movie will be predictably and understandably underappreciated because it is difficult to embrace a Superhero movie where the central character is an autistic accountant. Somehow, though, it all works, and the result is […]
A look into the world of competitive mascots
If you have read my reviews before, you know how much I love an introductory paragraph. But not this time. I’m going to cut right to the chase: Christopher Guest’s new direct-to-Netflix movie, Mascots, is not good. Bummer, I know! I’ve had a crush on Christopher Guest ever since I first saw This is […]
Film TitleDeepwater Horizon
Deepwater Horizon vividly shows the harrowing risks of getting the oil
Douglas M. Griffin
Although we didn’t get a lot of details other than the continuous reference to the concrete tests, it was readily apparent that there was deepening tension and disdain between those responsible for the safety and productivity of the oil rig, and those company men who only wanted to get things back on schedule. Never since […]
A dark, tragic episode of The Honeymooners.
The story of Chesley Sullenburger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers.
Sully, the latest masterpiece from Clint Eastwood, was a near perfect film. Even though everyone in the audience already knew the outcome, most viewers were still riveted in their seats, mesmerized by what they were seeing on the screen. Tom Hanks was magnificent as Sully, perfectly reflecting his courage, quiet confidence, compassion, and his agonizing […]
Film TitleLeon: The Professional (1994)
I was going through my DVD collection, trying to find some really top-tier movie that my friend had not seen and we came upon Leon: The Professional, a great choice. It is really hard to go wrong with one of the best movies ever filmed. To say that this masterpiece is criminally underrated and underappreciated […]
Film TitleYoung Frankenstein
Mel Brooks knocks it out of the park with huge knockers and riotous hilarity.
It is no secret that comedies are a genre of movies that are overlooked, underestimated and treated with a yawning disdain by many reviewers and moviegoers alike. Reading any Top (Whatever) list of the Best Comedies of all time will reveal a swath of disagreement, if not downright hostility over the inevitable picks and omissions.Tastes […]
Film TitleThank You For Smoking
Make your own choice about killing yourself
Wm. H. Macy
Few people on this planet know what it is to be truly despised. Can you blame them? I earn a living fronting an organization that kills 1200 people a day. Twelve hundred people. We’re talking two jumbo jet plane loads of men, women, and children. I mean, there’s Attila, Genghis..and me, Nick Naylor. The face […]