Secret Agent (1936 Hitchcock film)

Film Title

Secret Agent

Synopsis

During World War One, a newly recruited British spy is dispatched to Switzerland to hunt unknown German agents.

Director

Alfred Hitchcock

Cast

John Gielgud
Madeleine Carroll
Peter Lorre
Robert Young
Percy Marmount

  1 hour 26 minutes Fair Value of Secret Agent: $2.00. If it’s streaming, it’s a good old timey punt, with amusing performances by Peter Lorre and John Gielgud Summary of the Concept: During World War I, a newly commissioned British spy is tasked with identifying and catching a German spy moving through Switzerland. What’s […]

Forrest Gump: The Movie We Love (To Loathe)

While Growing up, I was often asked about my opinions and recommendations on movies. I was sort of a go to guy for certain films with most people liking my opinions. In my almost 19 years of life, there has been one movie that has haunted my every step .(warning this essay will be exaggerated […]

365 Days (Netflix)

Film Title

365 Days

Synopsis

Massimo kidnaps the girl of his dreams for a year to make her fall in love with him. A horrible movie is the result.

Director

Barbara Bialowas, Tomasz Mandez

Cast

Michelle Morrone
Anna Maria Seiklucka
Bronislaw Wroclawski
Otar Saralidze
Magdalena Lamparska
Natasza Urbanska

365 Days is currently the #1 movie streamed on Netflix. The movie poster that you see is the one that got me banned from Facebook. Yeah. Go figure. Anyway, the movie itself is exponentially more provocative than the poster and is just downright out and out porn. I don’t have anything against porn. I often […]

The 39 Steps

Film Title

The 39 Steps

Synopsis

Hook up with a spy girl, get wrongfully accused of murder.

Director

Alfred Hitchcock

Cast

Robert Donat
Madeleine Caroll
Lucie Mannheim
Godfrey Tearle.

1 hour 26 Minutes The Grandfather of all Spy Films. Without The 39 Steps, no Bond. No Bourne. No The Fugitive, the most obvious modern descendant of this film, which truly established Hitchcock on the map of international cinema. Fair value of The 39 Steps: $20.00. It’s must-see cinema, in the same way as Star […]

Playtime (Jacques Tati’s)

Film Title

Playtime

Synopsis

Modern Life (and the modern cubicle farm) interfere at every point with Monsieur Hulot’s attempt to hold a meeting with an important business executive.

Director

Jacques Tati

Cast

Barbara Dennek
Jacques Tati
Rita Maiden

2 hrs, 36 minutes, suitable for all ages Q’esque que c’est? The last of Jacques Tati’s Monsieur Hulot comedies, a major inspiration for Rowan Atkinson’s Laugh In. Fair value of Antrum: $25.00. I really can’t think of another film like it. In some ways, it evokes Chaplin’s Modern Times, but it has a subtlety and […]

Velvet Buzzsaw

Film Title

Velvet Buzzsaw

Synopsis

A satire set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

Director

Dan Gilroy

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal
Rene Russo
Zawe Ashton
John Malkovich
Tom Sturridge
Natalia Dyer

When not engaged in auto-fellatio, one can imagine high brow, hoity-toity circles—art, fashion, and I shudder to think cinema is a third possibility—to instead partake in a close alternative; self-fucking. Sure, many a casting couch allegation attests to the coercive Weinstein Way, but I speak of complementary players being in bed with one another for […]

Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made

Film Title

Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made

Synopsis

A supposedly cursed film that kills all who watch it. Which is fine, I wasn’t doing much with my life anyways.

Director

David Amito and Michael Laicini

Cast

Nicole Tompkins
Rowan Smythe
Dan Istrate
Shu Sakimoto

                    1 hr 35 minutes, R for extreme violence, torture, mutilation How deadly is it? Well, so far, I feel OK, but the editors of Ruthless will let you know if I died, so, clock’s ticking. I suppose I’m the ideal guinea pig for watching a cursed film that kills everyone who watches it- I’ve […]

Netflix and Social Distancing?

Drastic times call for drastic measures. As a result around 20 percent of the global population is in a government-imposed coronavirus lockdown. It’s safe to say that now is not the time to slide into your matches’ DMs and see who’s up for Netflix and chill. But being stuck in a social distancing groundhog day […]

The Truth Of The Matter

Keeper of the Flame (1942) Directed by George Cukor. With Spencer Tracy and Kathrine Hepburn. 36 Hours (1965) Directed by George Seaton. With James Gardner, Eva Marie Saint, and Rod Taylor The “truth of the matter” can be an elusive concept. What is real? This is the persistent theme in the works of Philip K. […]

Colossal (2016)

Film Title

Colossal

Synopsis

Gloria travels from New York City to Seoul to battle a giant monster

Director

Nacho Vigalondo

Cast

Anne Hathaway
Jason Sudeikis
Austin Stowell
Tim Blake Nelson
Dan Stevens

                              1 hr 49 minutes, R for profanity Fair Value of Colossal: $1.00. It’s a light, weird and unique comedy that’s watchable due to a talented cast. Toxic Relationships through the lens of Kaiju: Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is a day drinking Manhattan party girl who is abruptly dumped by her boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) and […]