Miriam and Karl sitting at a low table in front a green store front eating food with chopsticks.

SACHERTORTE (2022): A Scrumptious Surprise of a Movie

This movie is like discovering you have one more of your favorite treats left than you thought. Or, it's like trying a variation of your favorite treat and realizing it's even more delicious than you thought possible. Whatever. My similes may not be watertight, but watching Sachertorte is definitely a delight. To a large degree, … Continue reading SACHERTORTE (2022): A Scrumptious Surprise of a Movie

Title image for Enola Homes. A teal door with a dappled glass window, which Enola is standing behind with her arms crossed. On it are the words Enola Holmes Detective Agency. At the bottom is the title.

ENOLA HOLMES 2: The Second Installment Nearly Outshines the First

Having settled into its characters and found its audience with the first movie, Enola Holmes 2 hits the ground running (literally and figuratively) and, in many ways, outshines its already wonderful predecessor. It’s a rare find in a sequel, and an even rarer find in a movie that runs a hair over two hours, but … Continue reading ENOLA HOLMES 2: The Second Installment Nearly Outshines the First

More YuleTubing With: YOUR CHRISTMAS OR MINE? (2022), SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY’S (2022), & I BELIEVE IN SANTA (2022)

YOUR CHRISTMAS OR MINE? (2022) SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY'S (2022) I BELIEVE IN SANTA (2022) YOUR CHRISTMAS OR MINE? (2022) This is a movie with a good premise, great actors, and a sweet ending, but I feel like it leans too much on misunderstandings and misery for its humor. Hayley (Cora Kirk) and James (Asa Butterfield) … Continue reading More YuleTubing With: YOUR CHRISTMAS OR MINE? (2022), SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY’S (2022), & I BELIEVE IN SANTA (2022)

Short YuleTube Reviews: HOLIDAY HARMONY (2022), A HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS (2022), HOTEL FOR THE HOLIDAYS (2022)

HOLIDAY HARMONY (2022) A HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS (2022) HOTEL FOR THE HOLIDAYS (2022) Please note that all Christmas movies are rated on a curve for very obvious reasons. HOLIDAY HARMONY While I think it's perfectly plausible to enjoy Holiday Harmony as a Noel-flavored anesthetic agent for your eyes—with the added bonus of Brooke Shields—some things still … Continue reading Short YuleTube Reviews: HOLIDAY HARMONY (2022), A HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS (2022), HOTEL FOR THE HOLIDAYS (2022)

Jake and Rachel facing each other in front of his Land Rover as they look intently at each other. The title is in yellow letters.

THE NOEL DIARY (2022): A Romantic Holiday Drama with Potential That Faceplants the Landing

Into everyone's Christmas movie-watching some treacle will seep, and with The Noel Diary you may find yourself knee-deep—which isn't all bad. This movie, which is about the relationship between a famous writer dealing with the aftermath of his estranged mother's death and a woman who is trying to locate her birth mother, starts off okay … Continue reading THE NOEL DIARY (2022): A Romantic Holiday Drama with Potential That Faceplants the Landing