Title Card "ON THE VERGE" in pink letters with a rip through the letters. Below it says Created by Julie Delpy

Review: Sadly, ON THE VERGE is Mostly “Argh!!” & “WTF?!?” But with Some Pockets of “Okay, Interesting…”

At first blush there should be no question whether I would like On The Verge. For the love of collapsing collagen, it's a show written by and starring middle-aged women that addresses relationships, motherhood, work, and unrealized dreams! But, for large portions of the series I found most of the characters either unlikeable, overly privileged, … Continue reading Review: Sadly, ON THE VERGE is Mostly “Argh!!” & “WTF?!?” But with Some Pockets of “Okay, Interesting…”

Title for VALERIA. Valeria is written in light purple cursive. The background is a darker purple. There is a manual typewriter with a piece of pizza sticking out, a desk lamp, a cup with pencils, a car running into some scrabble tiles, and behind that a plastic mini-blind.

Review: VALERIA is Worth Watching for the Plot and the GBFs

Let us raise our voices and praise the Casting Directors who have brought before our eyes these many and varied Genetically Blessed Faces!!  Okay, okay, maybe that's not a fair place to start a review about Valeria, which explores the deep and intimate love characteristic of women's friendships. The series, which is written, directed, and … Continue reading Review: VALERIA is Worth Watching for the Plot and the GBFs

Review: GETTING TO KNOW YOU is Honest, Gentle, Funny, and Bittersweet

My unsolicited advice? Don't watch the trailer, which is kind of disjointed and misleading. It's much better just to plunge straight into watching Getting to Know You, which is a surprisingly honest, gentle, bittersweet, and funny look at what happens over the course of one weekend when two people meet at a hotel in a … Continue reading Review: GETTING TO KNOW YOU is Honest, Gentle, Funny, and Bittersweet

Rain spotted car window with looping handwritten letters: The Last Letter from your Lover.

Review: Aside From Being Clunky, THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER Should Be Fined For Gross Underuse of an Actor

The Netflix movie The Last Letter From Your Lover is about as clunky as its mouthful of a title. On paper, this should be a sweeping romance spanning several decades that shows the power of true love to endure even the harshest tests of time but, in practice, it’s a disjointed jumble of undeveloped lukewarm … Continue reading Review: Aside From Being Clunky, THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER Should Be Fined For Gross Underuse of an Actor