Fair warning: I am not a Lifetime movie buff, so this is very much the review of an outsider. The exciting thing about Christmas Ever After is not the plot (which is sparse) or the pacing (which is somewhere between leisurely and lethargic). No, the exciting thing is that one of the romantic leads is … Continue reading “Christmas Ever After”
Last year I wasn't sure I would review any Christmas movies. (I was going to write Holiday movies there, but there is no point pretending these movies are anything but full-on YuleTubing.) Oh, how the times have changed. This year I have watched and written about so many Christmas movies and shows that I'm concerned … Continue reading Bright & Shiny Things To Watch (And a Few To Avoid) On The Solstice! Or Whenever Else You Want, Obviously!
At first glance, the premise of both the American and the Israeli version of The Baker and The Beauty (which is not a reality show as I, based only on the title, originally thought) seems as likely to crumble as a stale croissant, but, as the show progresses, it reveals some deliciously laminated layers that … Continue reading “The Baker & The Beauty”: A Two For One Special!
Don't let the soft edges, bright colors, well-timed jokes, and gentle romance fool you, the first season of Upload is a cynical and satirical look at a near-future class-based afterlife. And I mostly enjoyed the layers of humor and bleak stories. Nothing—not even heaven—is quite as good as it as the advertisements make it look … Continue reading “Upload”: The Bleak & Funny Look At The Afterlife You Didn’t Know You Needed
Honestly, I feel like I say this a lot, but I didn't really expect to have such strong feelings about this movie. But I've watched the Israeli movie The Wedding Plan twice now and it just captivates and delights me. Honestly, usual reason for rewatching movies is because I forgot everything that happened, but that's … Continue reading “The Wedding Plan” Is An Unexpected Joy