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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RYE LANE (2023): A Glorious Rom-Com with Some Frenetic Editing

These two things are true: I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed the romantic comedy Rye Lane (2023), but the somewhat frenetic editing, especially at the beginning, put me off to such a degree that I almost stopped watching. Just like one person’s tired clichés can be another's comforting throughlines, one person's edifying artistic interjections can be another's … Continue reading RYE LANE (2023): A Glorious Rom-Com with Some Frenetic Editing

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FARAWAY (2023): A Rom-Com That Says, Hell Yes Women Get Better With Age

The trailer makes Faraway (2023) look like it's going to be your standard Netflix assembly-line rom-com, written with the help of a random cliché generator, but it is, in fact, a much  more unique, nuanced, and tender story about a middle-aged woman finding happiness, and yes, a second chance at love in the process. Please … Continue reading FARAWAY (2023): A Rom-Com That Says, Hell Yes Women Get Better With Age