Publicity poster for the series. Dae, Q, Kitty, Yuri, and Min Ho standing on a crosswalk with cherry trees and buildings behind them as cherry blossoms float around them. Text: From Jenny Han, A new TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE story begins... XO, Kitty a Netflix series. Only on Netflix May 18

XO, KITTY: A Sweet Expansion of the TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Universe

XO, Kitty (2023) is a sweet expansion of the To All the Boys universe that manages to capture the often all-encompassing and multi-layered confusion of teenage matters of the heart, while still sometimes managing to strain, but never quite break, the limits of believability in other areas. Smartly, this series takes the characters outside the … Continue reading XO, KITTY: A Sweet Expansion of the TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Universe

SHORT REVIEWS: THE MOTHER (2023), ALONE TOGETHER (2022), STROMBOLI (2022), FOOD AND ROMANCE (TISDAGSKLUBBEN) (2022)

THE MOTHER (2023) ALONE TOGETHER (2022) STROMBOLI (2022) FOOD AND ROMANCE (TISDAGSKLUBBEN) (2022) THE MOTHER (2023) Hold up. Hold up. So Jennifer Lopez is supposed to be some kind of super-duper over-the-top elite killing machine soldier who got into a black-market arms deal with two shady guys Álvarez (Gael García Bernal) and Lovell (Joseph Fiennes), but … Continue reading SHORT REVIEWS: THE MOTHER (2023), ALONE TOGETHER (2022), STROMBOLI (2022), FOOD AND ROMANCE (TISDAGSKLUBBEN) (2022)

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QUEEN CHARLOTTE (2023): Long Live the BRIDGERTON Matriarchs

Welcome back, my far flung readers. You’ll forgive me if I am all in a flurry, it’s just the newest installment of BRRRRIDGERTON has landed in our Nextlix queues with the satisfying thump of more than 400 minutes of backstory and contextualization for our most beloved matriarchs of the ton. The series is called Queen … Continue reading QUEEN CHARLOTTE (2023): Long Live the BRIDGERTON Matriarchs

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A TOURIST’S GUIDE TO LOVE (2023): Where Vietnam Steals the Show

A Tourist's Guide to Love (2023) is not, as I initially thought, a cutesy documentary or a reality TV show, but is instead a middling destination rom-com where the location just might end up being your favorite character. While this is a (blessedly) misogyny-free movie that aims to highlight the beauty of Vietnamese culture and … Continue reading A TOURIST’S GUIDE TO LOVE (2023): Where Vietnam Steals the Show

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WELLMANIA. (2023): Soft on Wellness Satire, But High on Bingeability, Comedy, and Relatability.

I mostly know the star of Wellmania, Celeste Barber, from her hilarious and humanizing spoofs of celebrities' Instagram posts. For example, there could be a highly edited nude picture of the model Emily Ratajkowski where her arm is draped across her breasts while a pink, heart-shaped leaf perfectly covers her pubic area. Then, in a … Continue reading WELLMANIA. (2023): Soft on Wellness Satire, But High on Bingeability, Comedy, and Relatability.