Blonde teenage girl wearing a white shirt, light wash jeans, and white sneakers sitting next to a black and green haired girl wearing a black graphic tee-shirt over a neon green shirt, shorts, orange socks, and orange and black sneakers. They are sitting on a blue trans am in the middle of a road running through the desert.

UNpregnant: The Reproductive Health Road Trip Comedy I Didn’t Know I Needed

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

Movie Poster that shows Joel very large with a crossbow resting on his right shoulder. His face is dirty and he is looking toward the viewer. Below him are Dog, and other characters. Behind him is a telephone pole, which is broken and covered in plant life. The text at the top reads Dylan O'Brien and at the bottom it says LOVE AND MONSTERS. There are tentacles reaching up from the ground toward the words.

LOVE AND MONSTERS: The Post-Apocalyptic, Feel-Good Movie 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

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

Stadium seats from far away. Most of the seats are blue, but select ones are red to spell out Ted Lasso. Ted Lasso is just visible sitting in a seat at the bottom of the D.

Review: Let Season One of “Ted Lasso” Rope You In

(My insincerest apologies for the pun in the title.) Talking about the show Ted Lasso makes me want to speak in clichés. Big-hearted and optimistic! Full of charm! Root for the underdog! Teamwork makes the dream work! It's not about who wins or loses! Okay, that's about enough of that. But the show really does … Continue reading Review: Let Season One of “Ted Lasso” Rope You In

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.”