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 […]

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 […]

Downsizing

Film Title

Downsizing

Synopsis

Honey, I shrank the movie.

Director

Alexander Payne

Cast

Matt Damon
Christoph Waltz
Hong Chau
Kristen Wiig
Rolf Lassgard
Udo Kier
Ingjerd Egeberg

Downsizing 2 hrs 15 minutes, R for Naked Dudes on Slabs Fair Value of Downsizing? $5.00. Worth a rental, a Redbox. As fun and clever a modernization of Jonathan Swift as can be hoped for. Who is this film perfect for? Alexander Payne’s (Sideways, Election) latest comedy is abundant on whimsy but short on jokes. […]

NFL Week 16: The Days Are Getting Longer Again Edition

As if by magic, just like that were back like rebels making trouble, assassins kicking ass on the double. A winning record and an overall winning percentage of 52 subtracting the pushes. No sports book alive is gonna stop us! Eh, or maybe they will. It is a game of chance after all. Obviously I […]

My Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies

My Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies Coopers Christmas– This movie is nowhere near one of the best Christmas Movies made, but it may very well be the naughtiest. The only reasonable way that I can describe this VHS film is the joy that a dog incurs when it eats its own vomit. Yes, it is […]

The Ten Worst Christmas Movies

I hope that most of you have seen my initial The Bottom Ten Worst Christmas Movies Ever that I entered a couple of days ago. This list will include 10 unique movies, but A Meowy Christmas will still take its rightful place. Some Christmas Movies are awful, but watchable because of their camp intrigue. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Escape From Tomorrow (2013)

Film Title

Escape From Tomorrow (2013)

Synopsis

Disney receives a surreal middle finger!

Director

Randy Moore

Cast

Roy Abramsohn
Elena Schuber
Katelynn Rodriguez
Jack Dalton
Danielle Safady
Annet Mahendru

Escape From Tomorrow (2013) You hear someone has somehow filmed an entire movie at Walt Disney World without Disney’s knowledge. You can imagine it will look like found footage garbage with key scenes shot on sets indoors. This movie was shot in shimmering black and white by a real cinematographer, and 99% of the movie […]