I did not have "goofy teenage road trip comedy about the difficulties of a teenager exercising her reproductive rights in the United States" on my fun movies to watch bingo card, but, wow, am I glad it popped up. UNpregnant tries to cram a lot of things into its hour and 43 minute runtime, which … Continue reading UNpregnant: The Reproductive Health Road Trip Comedy I Didn’t Know I Needed
You know, regular-sized insects are not among my most favorite creatures, so I wasn't exactly going out of my way to watch Love and Monsters, a movie starring ginormous mutant insects (along with arachnids, crustaceans, and amphibians) who seem hell-bent on exacting revenge for every one of their kind ever squished, gassed, zapped, splatted, eaten, … Continue reading LOVE AND MONSTERS: The Post-Apocalyptic, Feel-Good Movie I Didn’t Know I Needed
Given my track record of really enjoying deeply flawed or outright horrible people in movies and television, I don't know why I was initially so unsure about whether or not to watch the Australian series Why Are You Like This, which is now streaming on Netflix. I guess I was worried that a story about … Continue reading Review: WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS Is Worth Your Eyeballs
Honestly, I think the best way to approach the movie Wild Mountain Thyme is to think of it like an absurdist play set in a version of Ireland rather than the Ireland. Or perhaps it's in someone's interpretation of their ancestor's water-colored, time-worn memories of Ireland. (John Patrick Shanley, who wrote the movie and the … Continue reading Review: Is WILD MOUNTAIN THYME What Happens When a Rom-Com Has a Fever Dream?
Content Warning: The series and this review discuss sexual assault, rape, and consent. The series has several depictions of and many discussions about drugs, sexual assault, and rape. Those who have read my reviews know that I'm a strong believer in the binge-watch. Or, as I like to call it, immersive watching—like forest bathing, but … Continue reading Review: I MAY DESTROY YOU is Crushing, Beautiful, and Revelatory