Emilia, Cucu, and Adela who all have thick curly hair, sitting in lawn chairs, dressed for the pool. Behind them is Victor with his arms crossed, looking down and smiling. Tropical plants and a yellow beach umbrella are behind him. Tagline: the American dream...pero not quite. max ORIGINAL GORDITA CHRONICLES

GORDITA CHRONICLES (2022): A Dream of Series…Crushed by Cancellation

Gordita Chronicles is a whole American Dream of a series, and it is an OUTRAGE and a CRIMINAL ACT that HBO didn't renew it for a second season. Hopefully, it will get picked up somewhere else. For now, we have ten glorious episodes of this smart, warm, funny, insightful show, which tells the story of … Continue reading GORDITA CHRONICLES (2022): A Dream of Series…Crushed by Cancellation

Against a green floor with a yellow line down the middle, there are similar ornate rugs on either side of the line. An older, well-dressed woman is lying on each side of the line, reaching across grabbing the woman by the hair and screaming. In red font at the top: THE BEST FAMILIES A film by JAVIER FUENTES-LEON. At the bottom of the poster: FAMILY CAN BE A BATTLEFIELD.

LAS MEJORES FAMILIAS (THE BEST FAMILIES) (2020): A Deliciously Dark Comedy

Is there a word specifically for stumbling across a movie that delights you in wholly unexpected ways? If not, we should coin one. Then, I would immediately apply it to Las Mejores Familias (The Best Families)—a black comedy about the upheaval that ensues when two intertwined upper-class Peruvian families unearth decades old secrets at a … Continue reading LAS MEJORES FAMILIAS (THE BEST FAMILIES) (2020): A Deliciously Dark Comedy

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Short Reviews: FIRE ISLAND (2022); MOONSHOT (2022); LANGUAGE LESSONS (2021); BAKERY IN BROOKLYN (2016); SAVING FACE (2004)

Choose a title from the list below or scroll down to read them all: FIRE ISLAND (2022)MOONSHOT (2022)LANGUAGE LESSONS (2021)BAKERY IN BROOKLYN (2016)SAVING FACE (2004) FIRE ISLAND (2022) From the chatter I'd been hearing online I expected this to be a euphoric romp of a rom-com centered on Asian men that manages to not lose … Continue reading Short Reviews: FIRE ISLAND (2022); MOONSHOT (2022); LANGUAGE LESSONS (2021); BAKERY IN BROOKLYN (2016); SAVING FACE (2004)

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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