Title card for Starstruck. White letters against a black background.

Review: The Only Bad Thing About STARSTRUCK is That There Isn’t More of It

Uh, yes, please and thank you. I very much enjoyed gorging my eyeballs on all the sticky opposites-attract romantical entanglements, witty comedic banter, and will-they, won't-they tension that Starstruck serves up. Did I initially squeal when I saw Nikesh Patel and his Genetically Blessed Face appear in the trailer? I absolutely did, which is an … Continue reading Review: The Only Bad Thing About STARSTRUCK is That There Isn’t More of It

Title shot for movie. "Then Came You" written as if it is skywriting against a background of blue sky.

Review: “Then Came You” Left Me Feeling Some Unexpected Feelings

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

Review: Feast Your Eyes on “Emma.”

I'm pretty certain you could watch Emma. without sound or subtitles and still have a perfectly satisfying experience. The general arc of the story is formulaic enough to give you the gist (as always, that's not meant as an insult), but the costumes, the set design, and the running physical gags and humorous facial expressions … Continue reading Review: Feast Your Eyes on “Emma.”

From The Vault: Rewatching “Two Weeks Notice”

Content Warning: The most recent treasonous and seditious former U.S. President makes a cameo at about 1:09:54. Jumping forward 20 seconds will spare you. I had this idea to do a sporadic series called "From the Vault" where I'd rewatch and review movies from yesteryear. I mean, let's be honest, I would rewatch and review … Continue reading From The Vault: Rewatching “Two Weeks Notice”

Picture with Peter Kravinsky in profile on the left and Lara Jean Covey on the right. Between them a blurry image of a diner with yellow and aqua walls is visible.

I’m All In For “To All the Boys: Always and Forever”

Is it weird that I almost feel like I don't have anything to say about the final installment of the To All the Boys trilogy? And I mean that in the best way possible. It's the right ending for the story, satisfying and bittersweet. What more needs to be said? (Spoiler: It turns out I … Continue reading I’m All In For “To All the Boys: Always and Forever”