Review: PLAN B Is Yet Another Reproductive Rights Road Trip Comedy I Didn’t Know I Needed!

This is the second movie I've watched that pairs a teenage road-trip comedy with reproductive health, and I have mixed feelings. These things really shouldn't go together like peanut butter and jelly or cardboard boxes and cats. Emergency contraception and abortion should be easily and locally available to all the teens (and adults) who need … Continue reading Review: PLAN B Is Yet Another Reproductive Rights Road Trip Comedy 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?

Title shot for movie. "Then Came You" written as if it is skywriting against a background of blue sky.

Review: “Then Came You” Left Me Feeling Some Unexpected Feelings

I'm more conflicted about this movie than I expected to be. To be clear, Then Came You is not a particularly good movie. I was shocked to learn that the runtime was only 90 minutes because I could have sworn it went on for four lifetimes. The acting wavers between passable, wooden, and just odd. The … Continue reading Review: “Then Came You” Left Me Feeling Some Unexpected Feelings

Things I Watched Without You: Women Getting Shit Done

Friends, I can't possibly review all the things I watch. Less because I watch so many things (though I most certainly do) and more because my brain only works a fraction of the time and writing reviews is harder than it looks (this is only sometimes true, but don't tell anyone). So, in an effort … Continue reading Things I Watched Without You: Women Getting Shit Done

YuleTubing All the Way With “Happiest Season” and “Over Christmas”

Jump to "Over Christmas Review" "Happiest Season" At this point we're all pretty clear on the basic framework for a Romantic Comedy Christmas movie, right? There's someone who doesn't like Christmas, someone who loves it beyond all measure, and a problem—usually related to family somehow—that needs to be resolved so that people can become better, … Continue reading YuleTubing All the Way With “Happiest Season” and “Over Christmas”