Title poster for the THE CHRISTMAS SETUP. The title is in red and gold letters. Below Fran Drescher in a red plaid belted top holds mistletoe over Patrick's (in a green sweater) and Hugo's (in a red sweater) heads. Patrick's arm is around Hugo's shoulder and Hugo is kissing Patrick's cheek.

Review: Set Yourself a YuleTubing Date With THE CHRISTMAS SETUP

The Christmas Setup is a sweet movie that sometimes moves more slowly than a line of cars in a 1980s mall parking lot at Christmas-time. Personally, I have a deep wish that they had kept the same storyline of Fran Drescher as a widowed mother determined to set up her home-for-the-holidays, somewhat uptight, big-city lawyer … Continue reading Review: Set Yourself a YuleTubing Date With THE CHRISTMAS SETUP

Review: Prospects Are Good For Enjoying AN ASTROLOGICAL GUIDE FOR BROKEN HEARTS

Look, is An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts going to win awards? Honestly, ever since Emily in Paris got nominated for an Emmy, I don’t even try to guess about what will and won’t win awards. But, my general point is that this is not prestige television. No, this is tasty-but-uncomplicated, rom-com comfort food where … Continue reading Review: Prospects Are Good For Enjoying AN ASTROLOGICAL GUIDE FOR BROKEN HEARTS

Title image for THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS. Title above and the five women below. Miranda, dressed in white and wearing sunglasses stands in front. To her right is Evie in a peach cardigan and then Birdie with her arms crossed in a pale blue button down and mauve pants. To her left is Roxanne in a silver and black strapless dress and wearing the necklace and behind her is Gigi in a pink frothy dressy. Amy is not pictured.

Review: THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS Uses a Zany Premise to Talk About Universal Topics–And Succeeds Beautifully!!

I'm sorry. Why is this show not getting more exposure? The Unusual Suspects—an Australian caper-heist-dramedy about women—stayed on my Hulu homepage juuuust long enough for me to binge all four episodes, and then—POOF—it disappeared into the crowded back alleys of streaming content. Even reviews of the series are few and far between. But that’s why … Continue reading Review: THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS Uses a Zany Premise to Talk About Universal Topics–And Succeeds Beautifully!!

Title for VALERIA. Valeria is written in light purple cursive. The background is a darker purple. There is a manual typewriter with a piece of pizza sticking out, a desk lamp, a cup with pencils, a car running into some scrabble tiles, and behind that a plastic mini-blind.

Review: VALERIA is Worth Watching for the Plot and the GBFs

Let us raise our voices and praise the Casting Directors who have brought before our eyes these many and varied Genetically Blessed Faces!!  Okay, okay, maybe that's not a fair place to start a review about Valeria, which explores the deep and intimate love characteristic of women's friendships. The series, which is written, directed, and … Continue reading Review: VALERIA is Worth Watching for the Plot and the GBFs

White text on a black background that reads: "Attempts to bring down the patriarchy remain ongoing."

Review: MISBEHAVIOUR (2020) A Warm, Gentle, and Lightly Humorous Look at One Attempt Pulverize the Phucking Patriarchy

I happened to watch Misbehaviour, a movie I stumbled upon by luck, on the eve of the 2021 Miss Universe pageant, which took some of the buoyancy out of  this gentle and lightly humorous look at the real-life protests surrounding the 1970 Miss World competition and the rise of the Women's Liberation Movement in England. … Continue reading Review: MISBEHAVIOUR (2020) A Warm, Gentle, and Lightly Humorous Look at One Attempt Pulverize the Phucking Patriarchy