Anne, wearing a white dress, with her eyes closed and her right hand reaching up to Wentworth's stubbly face. Wenworth, in his blue with gold buttons Naval uniform, his lips just touching Anne's forehead. It says PERSUASION across the middle of the image. Sparse blades of grass are along the bottom.

PERSUASION (2022): Call Me a Heathen, But I Didn’t Hate It

Allow me a moment to hoist up my petticoats before I wade on into the controversy surrounding Persuasion—Netflix's most recent Jane Austen adaptation—by saying that I didn't hate it. Go ahead, call me a heathen, but I'm generally not a purist when it comes to period pieces and enjoy the inclusion of a little camp, … Continue reading PERSUASION (2022): Call Me a Heathen, But I Didn’t Hate It

Against a yellow background and drawing of Roman ruins Lina stands in a red dress holding a cone of Pistachio gelato. Alessandro is to the left in a suit behind her and Lorenzo on the right behind her her. Both are also holding gelato. Above it says Love and Gelato

LOVE AND GELATO (2022): A Flavorless, Sticky Mess…With Good Scenery and a Goat

Please note: This review is based on the movie adaptation only. I have no prior knowledge of the book. Even if you appropriately adjust your expectations for Love and Gelato to be a just passable coming-of-age, rom-com adjacent movie, it's still kinda a slog to watch. The acting is exhaustingly forced. The characters are barely … Continue reading LOVE AND GELATO (2022): A Flavorless, Sticky Mess…With Good Scenery and a Goat

White person with long hair in dark shirt with popcorn strew on their shirt reclining back. There is a bowl of popcorn near their hip, a remote control in their hand and their other hand is raised to their smiling mouth with popcorn.

Short Reviews: MARRY ME (2022); SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE (2022); CODA (2021); WITHOUT SAYING GOODBYE (2022); DONKEYHEAD (2022)

Choose a title from the list or scroll down to read them all: MARRY ME (2022)SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE (2022)CODA (2021)HASTA QUE NOS VOLVAMOS A ENCONTRAR (WITHOUT SAYING GOODBYE) (2022)DONKEYHEAD (2022) marry me (2022) I really wanted to like Marry Me. I have a soft spot for Jennifer Lopez-led rom-coms, and especially for the way she always, … Continue reading Short Reviews: MARRY ME (2022); SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE (2022); CODA (2021); WITHOUT SAYING GOODBYE (2022); DONKEYHEAD (2022)

Title image. Against an orange background the text says: From Shondaland who brought you BRIDGERTON and SCANDAL, INVENTING ANNA, Inspired by the true story of a total fake, Feb. 11 Netflix. Anna, wearing handcuffs is reaching up her hand to adjust her signature black framed glasses as she stares directly at the camera.

Review: The Netflix Series INVENTING ANNA is Kind of a Scam

Hold on. Did I just get scammed by watching the series Inventing Anna, which is about the twenty-something-year-old fake German Heiress Anna Sorokin? Because I have been waiting weeks for the series to drop, and I watched all of it, but 600 whole minutes of largely pro-conwoman propaganda, really?!? That feels like a farce. Or … Continue reading Review: The Netflix Series INVENTING ANNA is Kind of a Scam

Title Image with Prince Tomas and looking to the left and Izzy looking over her right shoulder at the camera. Behind him is his castle. Behind her is a bridge. At the bottom it says. A Netflix Film. The Royal Treatment.

Review: Set Realistic Expectations for Watching THE ROYAL TREATMENT

First things first. I don't have patience for complaints about The Royal Treatment that focus on the stiff acting or the formulaic plot. Absolutely no one on planet earth should go into a movie about a New York City hairdresser and a Prince from the made up country of Lavania expecting anything but pure rom-com … Continue reading Review: Set Realistic Expectations for Watching THE ROYAL TREATMENT