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THE NOEL DIARY (2022): A Romantic Holiday Drama with Potential That Faceplants the Landing

Into everyone's Christmas movie-watching some treacle will seep, and with The Noel Diary you may find yourself knee-deep—which isn't all bad. This movie, which is about the relationship between a famous writer dealing with the aftermath of his estranged mother's death and a woman who is trying to locate her birth mother, starts off okay … Continue reading THE NOEL DIARY (2022): A Romantic Holiday Drama with Potential That Faceplants the Landing

Short YuleTube Reviews: CHRISTMAS WITH YOU (2022), THE HOLIDAY FIX UP (2021), CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM (2021), A ROYAL CORGI CHRISTMAS (2022)

CHRISTMAS WITH YOU (2022) THE HOLIDAY FIX UP (2021) CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM (2O21) A ROYAL CORGI CHRISTMAS (2022) CHRISTMAS WITH YOU (2022) Christmas with You is a gentle, heartwarming movie for you to add to your YuleTubing list. It hews closely to the tried, true and comforting Christmas rom-com formula—which is not without its … Continue reading Short YuleTube Reviews: CHRISTMAS WITH YOU (2022), THE HOLIDAY FIX UP (2021), CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM (2021), A ROYAL CORGI CHRISTMAS (2022)

Promo image for movie Sierra is wearing a designer red outfit with large sleeves. Jake is in plaid. They are in front of Christmas trees and ski lodges. Lindsay Lohan has top billing. The title is below them and the tagline THIS HOLIDAY SEASON FALL FOR THE UNEXPECTED.

FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS (2022): Seeing Is Believing

Falling for Christmas has a whisper of a moment where I thought it would be a self-aware farce, but then it quickly descends into much more maudlin territory with rice paper thin characters, lead actors with less chemistry than a soggy newspaper, mostly half-assed performances, and one incredibly creepy Santa. That said, it does follow … Continue reading FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS (2022): Seeing Is Believing

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HEARTBREAK HIGH (2022): Is an Inclusive, Warm, Funny, and Insightful Series

Regrets, I have few. In this case I regret that I didn't start watching the Australian show Heartbreak High (2022- ) sooner. This inclusive, warm, funny, relatable series about a group of teens dealing with sex, relationships, school, parents, parties, and all the shit that society throws at them is a joy to immerse yourself … Continue reading HEARTBREAK HIGH (2022): Is an Inclusive, Warm, Funny, and Insightful Series

Rosaline sitting in a richly appointed room. On the wall is a painting of Romeo and Juliet on the balcony. "Meet Romeo's Ex" is written in pink spray paint that drips a bit. "The love story you know. The ex you don't. Title at the bottom in pink letters.

ROSALINE (2022): A Boisterous Romp Where Kaitlyn Dever Shines and Women Do More Winning

Rosaline, which is told from the perspective of Romeo's ex-girlfriend, is a silly, boisterous romp from start to finish. If you demand accuracy in your Shakespearean pieces—or you decry modern language where it shouldn't be—you should probably skip it. That's also true if you don't like women asserting their autonomy, but then there is just … Continue reading ROSALINE (2022): A Boisterous Romp Where Kaitlyn Dever Shines and Women Do More Winning