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

From The Vault: Rewatching “Two Weeks Notice”

Content Warning: The most recent treasonous and seditious former U.S. President makes a cameo at about 1:09:54. Jumping forward 20 seconds will spare you. I had this idea to do a sporadic series called "From the Vault" where I'd rewatch and review movies from yesteryear. I mean, let's be honest, I would rewatch and review … Continue reading From The Vault: Rewatching “Two Weeks Notice”

Man wearing a light colored suit, sitting with his back to the viewer in a large cement tube. Ahead of him is a scrubby lot and a brick industrial building.

Review: “Patriot” Was Not a Show I Expected to Like or Review, But Life is Full of Surprises

Please note: The last episode of Season 1 and much of Season 2 include many sequences filmed from the perspective of someone who has extremely blurry vision. There are also references to traumatic brain injuries and to people having their assistive devices and therapy dogs stolen, which, understandably, may be upsetting to watch. I wouldn't have … Continue reading Review: “Patriot” Was Not a Show I Expected to Like or Review, But Life is Full of Surprises

Picture with Peter Kravinsky in profile on the left and Lara Jean Covey on the right. Between them a blurry image of a diner with yellow and aqua walls is visible.

I’m All In For “To All the Boys: Always and Forever”

Is it weird that I almost feel like I don't have anything to say about the final installment of the To All the Boys trilogy? And I mean that in the best way possible. It's the right ending for the story, satisfying and bittersweet. What more needs to be said? (Spoiler: It turns out I … Continue reading I’m All In For “To All the Boys: Always and Forever”

Get Pleasantly Hypnotized By “The Queen’s Gambit”

I read that it took Scott Frank, the writer and director of The Queen's Gambit, several decades to get backing for the series because studios worried chess was too boring. Really?!? Because I can think of two chess movies without trying. Plus, watching people play chess isn't that different from watching a sportsball you don't … Continue reading Get Pleasantly Hypnotized By “The Queen’s Gambit”