Movie Poster that shows Joel very large with a crossbow resting on his right shoulder. His face is dirty and he is looking toward the viewer. Below him are Dog, and other characters. Behind him is a telephone pole, which is broken and covered in plant life. The text at the top reads Dylan O'Brien and at the bottom it says LOVE AND MONSTERS. There are tentacles reaching up from the ground toward the words.

LOVE AND MONSTERS: The Post-Apocalyptic, Feel-Good Movie I Didn’t Know I Needed

You know, regular-sized insects are not among my most favorite creatures, so I wasn't exactly going out of my way to watch Love and Monsters, a movie starring ginormous mutant insects (along with arachnids, crustaceans, and amphibians) who seem hell-bent on exacting revenge for every one of their kind ever squished, gassed, zapped, splatted, eaten, … Continue reading LOVE AND MONSTERS: The Post-Apocalyptic, Feel-Good Movie I Didn’t Know I Needed

Verdant green grass atop rocky brown cliffs that go down to dark, mostly placid water. The sky is grey and foggy.

Review: Is WILD MOUNTAIN THYME What Happens When a Rom-Com Has a Fever Dream?

Honestly, I think the best way to approach the movie Wild Mountain Thyme is to think of it like an absurdist play set in a version of Ireland rather than the Ireland. Or perhaps it's in someone's interpretation of their ancestor's water-colored, time-worn memories of Ireland. (John Patrick Shanley, who wrote the movie and the … Continue reading Review: Is WILD MOUNTAIN THYME What Happens When a Rom-Com Has a Fever Dream?

Review: “Call My Agent” is a Beautiful Bingetopia

There should be a word for the feeling you get upon finding a series to stream that just clicks for you. A series that creates a reality you want to marinate in for as long as possible. Bingetopia? Telecstasy? Streamjoyment? Happy Streams? Probably none of those. But it is definitely the feeling I have while … Continue reading Review: “Call My Agent” is a Beautiful Bingetopia

Review: “Moxie” Made Me Feel Many Feelings

Please note: The opening minute or so is blurry with fast and bumpy camera movements.  You know, watching Moxie was both thrilling and disappointing. Thrilling because it's about a group of teenage girls protesting the casual misogyny and sexual assault teenage boys perpetrate at their school without any repercussions. Disappointing because teenage boys getting away … Continue reading Review: “Moxie” Made Me Feel Many Feelings