Rosaline sitting in a richly appointed room. On the wall is a painting of Romeo and Juliet on the balcony. "Meet Romeo's Ex" is written in pink spray paint that drips a bit. "The love story you know. The ex you don't. Title at the bottom in pink letters.

ROSALINE (2022): A Boisterous Romp Where Kaitlyn Dever Shines and Women Do More Winning

Rosaline, which is told from the perspective of Romeo's ex-girlfriend, is a silly, boisterous romp from start to finish. If you demand accuracy in your Shakespearean pieces—or you decry modern language where it shouldn't be—you should probably skip it. That's also true if you don't like women asserting their autonomy, but then there is just … Continue reading ROSALINE (2022): A Boisterous Romp Where Kaitlyn Dever Shines and Women Do More Winning

SHORT REVIEWS: THAT’S AMOR (2022), NOT OKAY (2022), OCTOBER KISS (2015) & SOMEONE BORROWED (ESPOSA DE ALUGUEL) (2022)

Choose from the list below or scroll down to read them all: THAT'S AMOR (2022) NOT OKAY (2022) OCTOBER KISS (2015) SOMEONE BORROWED (ESPOSA DE ALUGUEL) (2022) THAT'S AMOR That's Absurda or That's Aburrida is what this movie might have more accurately been called. It's an hour and 35 minutes of slow motion montages mixed … Continue reading SHORT REVIEWS: THAT’S AMOR (2022), NOT OKAY (2022), OCTOBER KISS (2015) & SOMEONE BORROWED (ESPOSA DE ALUGUEL) (2022)

Katie holding the ends of the large blue bow around her neck is seated at a head table behind pink roses. Beside her are people face down in their plates with either wine or blood spilling down the table cloth. Stefan is leaning against a wall behind her in a blue suit with no tie. WEDDING SEASON TILL DEATH DO THEY PART.

WEDDING SEASON (S1): Hulu’s Rom-Com Thriller Series Gets By With a Little Help From The Friends

The Hulu series Wedding Season (2022-)—not to be confused with the Netflix movie also named Wedding Season (2022)—starts off with a scene that seems straight out of a rom-com, but then it throws in a twist, and then another twist, and then another… Well, you get the gist. It took me a couple of episodes … Continue reading WEDDING SEASON (S1): Hulu’s Rom-Com Thriller Series Gets By With a Little Help From The Friends

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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)

Olivia, in an off the shoulder form fitting white dress, stands in profile on the red carpet as she cradles Antonio's face in her hands. He is wearing black pants, a white button down, and his blue Valet vest. He's looking over his shoulder so that the white VALET letters are clearly visible. Behind them is a red rope cordoning off the reporters with flashing cameras. Above it says EUGENIO DERBEZ SAMARA WEAVING HUHLU THE VALET: NEVER JUDGE A COUPLE BY THEIR COVER

Review: THE VALET (2022) Has Comedy, Chisme, and Quite A Bit of Commentary

You can trust that people are going to get all excited about how The Valet "breaks the rom-com mold" and "doesn't use the same old rom-com tropes," and is therefore just so much better and smarter and funnier. They need to settle down because this movie, which is pretty fun and funny, does rely on … Continue reading Review: THE VALET (2022) Has Comedy, Chisme, and Quite A Bit of Commentary