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Short Reviews: MARRY ME (2022); SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE (2022); CODA (2021); WITHOUT SAYING GOODBYE (2022); DONKEYHEAD (2022)

Choose a title from the list or scroll down to read them all: MARRY ME (2022)SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE (2022)CODA (2021)HASTA QUE NOS VOLVAMOS A ENCONTRAR (WITHOUT SAYING GOODBYE) (2022)DONKEYHEAD (2022) marry me (2022) I really wanted to like Marry Me. I have a soft spot for Jennifer Lopez-led rom-coms, and especially for the way she always, … Continue reading Short Reviews: MARRY ME (2022); SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE (2022); CODA (2021); WITHOUT SAYING GOODBYE (2022); DONKEYHEAD (2022)

Review: Thrilling and Not-So-Thrilling Thrillers—NO EXIT (2022), THE TOURIST (2022), PIECES OF HER (2022), THE WEEKEND AWAY (2022), WINDFALL (2022), REACHER (2022)

Choose a title from the list below, or scroll down to read them all: No Exit (2022)The Tourist (2022)Pieces of Her (2022)The Weekend Away (2022)Windfall (2022)Reacher (2022) No Exit (2022) Please hang up your disbelief, leave your critical thought at the door, and let your brain slip into something comfy to watch No Exit, an … Continue reading Review: Thrilling and Not-So-Thrilling Thrillers—NO EXIT (2022), THE TOURIST (2022), PIECES OF HER (2022), THE WEEKEND AWAY (2022), WINDFALL (2022), REACHER (2022)

Title image. Central cast standing together. The word UPLOAD looking slightly fragmented across the center of the photo. Up on top it says AMAZON ORIGINAL.

Review: UPLOAD Season 2 Mostly Left Me Hungry for Another Season

My life has been missing this series about death, so I was very glad to see the second season of Upload finally arrive. Although it's only seven episodes, there's still plenty to love as our friends scramble around the near-future digital beyond, trying to save themselves and humanity from nefarious, power-hungry dealers while also building … Continue reading Review: UPLOAD Season 2 Mostly Left Me Hungry for Another Season

Title image for WITH LOVE. On the steps of a house, leading up to a front porch with twinkle lights wrapped around the large porch pillars, Jorge and Henry are kneeling on the lowest step. Behind them and to the viewers left stand Sol and Miles. To the viewer's right is Nick. Above him are Jorge, Sr. and Beatriz and next to them are Lily and Santiago. The words over them read: TO JOY. TO FAMILIA. TO LIFE. with love.

Review: WITH LOVE is the Perfect Binge-Watch Antidote to Your Holiday Binging

Maybe you're reading this after gorging yourself on batch after batch of fluffy, sugary sweet Christmas rom-coms, each one piled high with tasty tropes. Delicious as they are, you're likely needing something that, while still delectably romantic, has a bit more complexity and heft to ease you out of the holidaze. Or perhaps you're just … Continue reading Review: WITH LOVE is the Perfect Binge-Watch Antidote to Your Holiday Binging

Poster for LAST CHRISTMAS. Kate and tom are sitting on a bench. She is wearing her green elf costume and half smiling while looking up and to one side. He is wearing a tan overcoat over a hooded sweatshirt over a grey v-neck sweater. He is smiling and looking at her her. Above their heads it says: sometimes you've just gotta have faith. At the top it says: From the director Paul Feig of Bridesmaids and writer Emma Thompson. Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson. With music by George Michael and Wham! Below the title it says Story by Emma Thompson and Greg Wise. Screenplay by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings Directed by Paul Feig.

Review: Should You Give LAST CHRISTMAS (2019) Your Heart?

What an absolutely bizarre, melancholy, and sometimes funny little movie. I seem to remember that Last Christmas was largely panned when it came out in 2019, and not without good reasons. (There were also issues with spoilers in the trailer, I think.) When I described the plot to my husband, he was shocked I liked … Continue reading Review: Should You Give LAST CHRISTMAS (2019) Your Heart?