You know what never goes out of style? High school drama. Social status, cliques, outcasts, loners, crushes, kisses, jealousies, plots, ploys, meanness, ostracization, and, yes, revenge plots, are as timeless as some misguided adult telling teens that high school will be the "best years of their lives." Do Revenge, Netflix's latest contribution to this canon, … Continue reading DO REVENGE (2022): Yes, Do Watch Netflix’s Sharp-Witted Teen Satire
You may think I'm being too hard on this movie, which was clearly put together with the aid of moldy ideas, green venom, and a hacksaw, but I'm most certainly not. I will say that the movie has decent acting (Kat Graham should keep getting rom-com lead roles). There are some sunsets. And it was filmed in Verona. So there's that.
Choose from the list below or scroll down to read them all: PURPLE HEARTSWEDDING SEASONTHE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY PURPLE HEARTS Two people getting fake married and then really falling in love is a romantic movie staple as old as celluloid. But getting fake married so one person can afford life saving prescriptions and pay … Continue reading Short Reviews: PURPLE HEARTS (2022), WEDDING SEASON (2022), and THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY (2022)
Allow me a moment to hoist up my petticoats before I wade on into the controversy surrounding Persuasion—Netflix's most recent Jane Austen adaptation—by saying that I didn't hate it. Go ahead, call me a heathen, but I'm generally not a purist when it comes to period pieces and enjoy the inclusion of a little camp, … Continue reading PERSUASION (2022): Call Me a Heathen, But I Didn’t Hate It
And everything in between is an apt description for this well-meaning movie that is less than an hour and half long, but still feels mired down the middle. When she first meets Aidan (Jordan Fisher) at a Halloween party, Clare (Talia Ryder) is very sure of one thing: She does not want a boyfriend. Her … Continue reading HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN (2022) is Mostly Protracted, Empty, and Everything in Between