Eli and Auden standing on a beach at night looking at each other while fireworks explode in the sky. Along for the Ride A Netflix Film is in white letters in the sky. "Tomorrow Begins Tonight." is in the lower left corner.

Review: I’m Glad I Went ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022)

If you're a fan of coming-of-age stories and you like your romances without the usual mountains of misogyny then you should probably hop on board for Along for the Ride. No, it's not as winsome as To All the Boys I've Loved Before, to which it will inevitably be compared because Sofia Alvarez is the … Continue reading Review: I’m Glad I Went ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022)

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Review: Is A PERFECT PAIRING Your Kind of Comfort Watch Rom-Com?

When I saw the trailer for A Perfect Pairing I raised my fists in triumph and shouted, "What do we want? Mediocrity! Where do we want it? Streamed immediately into our eyeballs!" To be fair, mediocrity sounds too negative. What I really meant was a middle-of-the-road comfort-watch rom-com with a breathtaking background location and a … Continue reading Review: Is A PERFECT PAIRING Your Kind of Comfort Watch Rom-Com?

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Shortish Reviews of Movies I Did Not Enjoy: AMOR DE MADRE (HONEYMOON WITH MY MOTHER) (2022); DEATH ON THE NILE (2022); F*CK LOVE TOO (2022); LICORICE PIZZA (2021); SENIOR YEAR (2022)

Choose a title from the list below or scroll down to read them all: amor de madre (Honeymoon with my mother)(2022)DEATH ON THE NILE (2022)F*CK LOVE TOO (2022)LICORICE PIZZA (2021)SENIOR YEAR (2022) Amor de madre (Honeymoon with my mother) (2022) What an absolutely bizarre concept for a movie. Perhaps there is a way to make … Continue reading Shortish Reviews of Movies I Did Not Enjoy: AMOR DE MADRE (HONEYMOON WITH MY MOTHER) (2022); DEATH ON THE NILE (2022); F*CK LOVE TOO (2022); LICORICE PIZZA (2021); SENIOR YEAR (2022)

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Review: CRUSH (2022) Is An Intimate and Charming Teen Rom-Com, If You Ignore the Adult Blather

Crush is a charming, sweet, and intimate teen rom-com where the central characters are queer and it's the best friend who's the token straight boy. Well, it's charming if you ignore the mostly overwritten, tryhard dialogue from the adult characters, but I have faith in you. And yes, the story is clumsy in some ways, … Continue reading Review: CRUSH (2022) Is An Intimate and Charming Teen Rom-Com, If You Ignore the Adult Blather