Olivia, in an off the shoulder form fitting white dress, stands in profile on the red carpet as she cradles Antonio's face in her hands. He is wearing black pants, a white button down, and his blue Valet vest. He's looking over his shoulder so that the white VALET letters are clearly visible. Behind them is a red rope cordoning off the reporters with flashing cameras. Above it says EUGENIO DERBEZ SAMARA WEAVING HUHLU THE VALET: NEVER JUDGE A COUPLE BY THEIR COVER

Review: THE VALET (2022) Has Comedy, Chisme, and Quite A Bit of Commentary

You can trust that people are going to get all excited about how The Valet "breaks the rom-com mold" and "doesn't use the same old rom-com tropes," and is therefore just so much better and smarter and funnier. They need to settle down because this movie, which is pretty fun and funny, does rely on … Continue reading Review: THE VALET (2022) Has Comedy, Chisme, and Quite A Bit of Commentary

Eli and Auden standing on a beach at night looking at each other while fireworks explode in the sky. Along for the Ride A Netflix Film is in white letters in the sky. "Tomorrow Begins Tonight." is in the lower left corner.

Review: I’m Glad I Went ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022)

If you're a fan of coming-of-age stories and you like your romances without the usual mountains of misogyny then you should probably hop on board for Along for the Ride. No, it's not as winsome as To All the Boys I've Loved Before, to which it will inevitably be compared because Sofia Alvarez is the … Continue reading Review: I’m Glad I Went ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022)

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Review: Is A PERFECT PAIRING Your Kind of Comfort Watch Rom-Com?

When I saw the trailer for A Perfect Pairing I raised my fists in triumph and shouted, "What do we want? Mediocrity! Where do we want it? Streamed immediately into our eyeballs!" To be fair, mediocrity sounds too negative. What I really meant was a middle-of-the-road comfort-watch rom-com with a breathtaking background location and a … Continue reading Review: Is A PERFECT PAIRING Your Kind of Comfort Watch Rom-Com?

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Shortish Reviews of Movies I Did Not Enjoy: AMOR DE MADRE (HONEYMOON WITH MY MOTHER) (2022); DEATH ON THE NILE (2022); F*CK LOVE TOO (2022); LICORICE PIZZA (2021); SENIOR YEAR (2022)

Choose a title from the list below or scroll down to read them all: amor de madre (Honeymoon with my mother)(2022)DEATH ON THE NILE (2022)F*CK LOVE TOO (2022)LICORICE PIZZA (2021)SENIOR YEAR (2022) Amor de madre (Honeymoon with my mother) (2022) What an absolutely bizarre concept for a movie. Perhaps there is a way to make … Continue reading Shortish Reviews of Movies I Did Not Enjoy: AMOR DE MADRE (HONEYMOON WITH MY MOTHER) (2022); DEATH ON THE NILE (2022); F*CK LOVE TOO (2022); LICORICE PIZZA (2021); SENIOR YEAR (2022)

CRISTIN MILIOTI BILLY MAGNUSSEN AND RAY ROMANO MAX ORIGINAL MADE FOR LOVE MODERN LOVE IS A MINDF**CK Against a blue background the top portion of Hazel's head with wet hair and some pixelated strips across her face. Behind her is a desert landscape. Her brown eyes are open wide in a fearful expression.

Review: MADE FOR LOVE S1 (2021) is Weird, Funny, Dark, and Deeply Relatable

Made for Love is weird, funny, dark, and also deeply relatable—which is perhaps an unexpected thing to say about a show that boasts both a dolphin and a sex doll in its main cast of characters. Ten years ago Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti), who was a small-time con-artist from a broken home, went on a … Continue reading Review: MADE FOR LOVE S1 (2021) is Weird, Funny, Dark, and Deeply Relatable