Drea and Eleanor imposed over the school. the other characters are shown in a V formation below them. The background is a mix of pastel colors. The text reads Camila Mnedes Maya Hawke I'LL DO YOURS IF YOU DO MINE. A NETFLIX FILM DO REVENGE

DO REVENGE (2022): Yes, Do Watch Netflix’s Sharp-Witted Teen Satire

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

Short Reviews: PURPLE HEARTS (2022), WEDDING SEASON (2022), and THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY (2022)

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)

Anne, wearing a white dress, with her eyes closed and her right hand reaching up to Wentworth's stubbly face. Wenworth, in his blue with gold buttons Naval uniform, his lips just touching Anne's forehead. It says PERSUASION across the middle of the image. Sparse blades of grass are along the bottom.

PERSUASION (2022): Call Me a Heathen, But I Didn’t Hate It

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

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HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN (2022) is Mostly Protracted, Empty, and Everything in Between

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