Promo image for movie Sierra is wearing a designer red outfit with large sleeves. Jake is in plaid. They are in front of Christmas trees and ski lodges. Lindsay Lohan has top billing. The title is below them and the tagline THIS HOLIDAY SEASON FALL FOR THE UNEXPECTED.

FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS (2022): Seeing Is Believing

Falling for Christmas has a whisper of a moment where I thought it would be a self-aware farce, but then it quickly descends into much more maudlin territory with rice paper thin characters, lead actors with less chemistry than a soggy newspaper, mostly half-assed performances, and one incredibly creepy Santa. That said, it does follow … Continue reading FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS (2022): Seeing Is Believing

SHORT REVIEWS: THAT’S AMOR (2022), NOT OKAY (2022), OCTOBER KISS (2015) & SOMEONE BORROWED (ESPOSA DE ALUGUEL) (2022)

Choose from the list below or scroll down to read them all: THAT'S AMOR (2022) NOT OKAY (2022) OCTOBER KISS (2015) SOMEONE BORROWED (ESPOSA DE ALUGUEL) (2022) THAT'S AMOR That's Absurda or That's Aburrida is what this movie might have more accurately been called. It's an hour and 35 minutes of slow motion montages mixed … Continue reading SHORT REVIEWS: THAT’S AMOR (2022), NOT OKAY (2022), OCTOBER KISS (2015) & SOMEONE BORROWED (ESPOSA DE ALUGUEL) (2022)

Short Reviews: PURPLE HEARTS (2022), WEDDING SEASON (2022), and THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY (2022)

Choose from the list below or scroll down to read them all: PURPLE HEARTSWEDDING SEASONTHE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY PURPLE HEARTS Two people getting fake married and then really falling in love is a romantic movie staple as old as celluloid. But getting fake married so one person can afford life saving prescriptions and pay … Continue reading Short Reviews: PURPLE HEARTS (2022), WEDDING SEASON (2022), and THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY (2022)

Aidan and Clare standing with their heads leaning on each other against a painted background of evergreen trees and blue sky. In the lower left portion it has the title in all caps.

HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN (2022) is Mostly Protracted, Empty, and Everything in Between

And everything in between is an apt description for this well-meaning movie that is less than an hour and half long, but still feels mired down the middle.  When she first meets Aidan (Jordan Fisher) at a Halloween party, Clare (Talia Ryder) is very sure of one thing: She does not want a boyfriend. Her … Continue reading HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN (2022) is Mostly Protracted, Empty, and Everything in Between

David Rose with his brow furrowed looking to the side with a disgusted expression on his face.

Shortish Reviews of Movies I Did Not Enjoy: AMOR DE MADRE (HONEYMOON WITH MY MOTHER) (2022); DEATH ON THE NILE (2022); F*CK LOVE TOO (2022); LICORICE PIZZA (2021); SENIOR YEAR (2022)

Choose a title from the list below or scroll down to read them all: amor de madre (Honeymoon with my mother)(2022)DEATH ON THE NILE (2022)F*CK LOVE TOO (2022)LICORICE PIZZA (2021)SENIOR YEAR (2022) Amor de madre (Honeymoon with my mother) (2022) What an absolutely bizarre concept for a movie. Perhaps there is a way to make … Continue reading Shortish Reviews of Movies I Did Not Enjoy: AMOR DE MADRE (HONEYMOON WITH MY MOTHER) (2022); DEATH ON THE NILE (2022); F*CK LOVE TOO (2022); LICORICE PIZZA (2021); SENIOR YEAR (2022)