You can trust that people are going to get all excited about how The Valet "breaks the rom-com mold" and "doesn't use the same old rom-com tropes," and is therefore just so much better and smarter and funnier. They need to settle down because this movie, which is pretty fun and funny, does rely on … Continue reading Review: THE VALET (2022) Has Comedy, Chisme, and Quite A Bit of Commentary
Maybe you're reading this after gorging yourself on batch after batch of fluffy, sugary sweet Christmas rom-coms, each one piled high with tasty tropes. Delicious as they are, you're likely needing something that, while still delectably romantic, has a bit more complexity and heft to ease you out of the holidaze. Or perhaps you're just … Continue reading Review: WITH LOVE is the Perfect Binge-Watch Antidote to Your Holiday Binging
At first glance, the premise of both the American and the Israeli version of The Baker and The Beauty (which is not a reality show as I, based only on the title, originally thought) seems as likely to crumble as a stale croissant, but, as the show progresses, it reveals some deliciously laminated layers that … Continue reading “The Baker & The Beauty”: A Two For One Special!
Sometimes I joke that it would be so much easier to only write about stuff that I hated. The review of For Love or Money, for example? The snark just flowed from my fingers while writing that one. But it's so much more difficult to find the right words to describe something I loved to … Continue reading I Think You Should Be Watching “Gentefied”
On My Block feels deeply familiar in its coming-of-age stories, but fresh in its portrayal of characters and its perspective. What do I mean? Well, I’ll just start at the beginning, when four best friends—Monse, Cesar, Ruby, and Jamal—stand at the edge of a high school house party in the fictional neighborhood of Freeridge, located … Continue reading On My Block