THE MOTHER (2023) ALONE TOGETHER (2022) STROMBOLI (2022) FOOD AND ROMANCE (TISDAGSKLUBBEN) (2022) THE MOTHER (2023) Hold up. Hold up. So Jennifer Lopez is supposed to be some kind of super-duper over-the-top elite killing machine soldier who got into a black-market arms deal with two shady guys Álvarez (Gael García Bernal) and Lovell (Joseph Fiennes), but … Continue reading SHORT REVIEWS: THE MOTHER (2023), ALONE TOGETHER (2022), STROMBOLI (2022), FOOD AND ROMANCE (TISDAGSKLUBBEN) (2022)
GHOSTED (2023): Raises Ghosts of Sexism Better Left For Dead
Hang on. Give me a second to unstick my eyeballs from the back of their sockets. Phew. That's better. For my eyes at least. Sadly, nothing is going to save Ghosted (2023) from itself. Look, it's my chosen vocation to watch a lot of mediocre movies, and most of the time I enjoy the heck … Continue reading GHOSTED (2023): Raises Ghosts of Sexism Better Left For Dead
AM I BEING UNREASONABLE? (2022): Hilarious, Dark, Unexpected, Horrifying, Weird—and I Want More
Well, holy fucking fuck. Would I be unreasonable if I said that I can’t really tell you anything about the hilarious, dark, unexpected, horrifying, weird, and heartbreaking show Am I Being Unreasonable? (2022)? Except to say that thank the holy banana it's been given a second season? And that we clearly need to see more … Continue reading AM I BEING UNREASONABLE? (2022): Hilarious, Dark, Unexpected, Horrifying, Weird—and I Want More
RYE LANE (2023): A Glorious Rom-Com with Some Frenetic Editing
These two things are true: I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed the romantic comedy Rye Lane (2023), but the somewhat frenetic editing, especially at the beginning, put me off to such a degree that I almost stopped watching. Just like one person’s tired clichés can be another's comforting throughlines, one person's edifying artistic interjections can be another's … Continue reading RYE LANE (2023): A Glorious Rom-Com with Some Frenetic Editing
WELLMANIA. (2023): Soft on Wellness Satire, But High on Bingeability, Comedy, and Relatability.
I mostly know the star of Wellmania, Celeste Barber, from her hilarious and humanizing spoofs of celebrities' Instagram posts. For example, there could be a highly edited nude picture of the model Emily Ratajkowski where her arm is draped across her breasts while a pink, heart-shaped leaf perfectly covers her pubic area. Then, in a … Continue reading WELLMANIA. (2023): Soft on Wellness Satire, But High on Bingeability, Comedy, and Relatability.