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Review: CRUSH (2022) Is An Intimate and Charming Teen Rom-Com, If You Ignore the Adult Blather

Crush is a charming, sweet, and intimate teen rom-com where the central characters are queer and it's the best friend who's the token straight boy. Well, it's charming if you ignore the mostly overwritten, tryhard dialogue from the adult characters, but I have faith in you. And yes, the story is clumsy in some ways, … Continue reading Review: CRUSH (2022) Is An Intimate and Charming Teen Rom-Com, If You Ignore the Adult Blather

Review: Thrilling and Not-So-Thrilling Thrillers—NO EXIT (2022), THE TOURIST (2022), PIECES OF HER (2022), THE WEEKEND AWAY (2022), WINDFALL (2022), REACHER (2022)

Choose a title from the list below, or scroll down to read them all: No Exit (2022)The Tourist (2022)Pieces of Her (2022)The Weekend Away (2022)Windfall (2022)Reacher (2022) No Exit (2022) Please hang up your disbelief, leave your critical thought at the door, and let your brain slip into something comfy to watch No Exit, an … Continue reading Review: Thrilling and Not-So-Thrilling Thrillers—NO EXIT (2022), THE TOURIST (2022), PIECES OF HER (2022), THE WEEKEND AWAY (2022), WINDFALL (2022), REACHER (2022)

Title image for THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS. Title above and the five women below. Miranda, dressed in white and wearing sunglasses stands in front. To her right is Evie in a peach cardigan and then Birdie with her arms crossed in a pale blue button down and mauve pants. To her left is Roxanne in a silver and black strapless dress and wearing the necklace and behind her is Gigi in a pink frothy dressy. Amy is not pictured.

Review: THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS Uses a Zany Premise to Talk About Universal Topics–And Succeeds Beautifully!!

I'm sorry. Why is this show not getting more exposure? The Unusual Suspects—an Australian caper-heist-dramedy about women—stayed on my Hulu homepage juuuust long enough for me to binge all four episodes, and then—POOF—it disappeared into the crowded back alleys of streaming content. Even reviews of the series are few and far between. But that’s why … Continue reading Review: THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS Uses a Zany Premise to Talk About Universal Topics–And Succeeds Beautifully!!

Title card for LOVE, VICTOR. LOVE is in white letters and VICTOR is in red.

Review: LOVE, VICTOR Season 1 (Probably) Algorithmically Guaranteed To Break A Streaming Funk

Friends, a couple of months ago this show pulled me out of a total streaming funk. Oh, sure I have a long list of promising movies and shows, but everything I started watching made my eyeballs roll and my brain drift. I just couldn't settle, and within five minutes I'd start looking for something new. … Continue reading Review: LOVE, VICTOR Season 1 (Probably) Algorithmically Guaranteed To Break A Streaming Funk

Title THIS WAY UP in pink letters superimposed over Aine, wearing a green bathing suit, and Shona, wearing a black bathing suit, sitting inside a sauna with the glass door pushed open. Both women are very sweaty and their white skin is bright red.

Review: Make THIS WAY UP Season 2 Your Next Binge Watch

The first thing I thought when I started watching Season 2 of This Way Up was, I hope we get to watch Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan as arguing, supportive, joking, somewhat co-dependent sisters until they're well into old age. I like to imagine all the ways the act will get richer, funnier, more nuanced, … Continue reading Review: Make THIS WAY UP Season 2 Your Next Binge Watch