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
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
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!
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?
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