This movie is like discovering you have one more of your favorite treats left than you thought. Or, it's like trying a variation of your favorite treat and realizing it's even more delicious than you thought possible. Whatever. My similes may not be watertight, but watching Sachertorte is definitely a delight. To a large degree, … Continue reading SACHERTORTE (2022): A Scrumptious Surprise of a Movie
Having settled into its characters and found its audience with the first movie, Enola Holmes 2 hits the ground running (literally and figuratively) and, in many ways, outshines its already wonderful predecessor. It’s a rare find in a sequel, and an even rarer find in a movie that runs a hair over two hours, but … Continue reading ENOLA HOLMES 2: The Second Installment Nearly Outshines the First
YOUR CHRISTMAS OR MINE? (2022) SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY'S (2022) I BELIEVE IN SANTA (2022) YOUR CHRISTMAS OR MINE? (2022) This is a movie with a good premise, great actors, and a sweet ending, but I feel like it leans too much on misunderstandings and misery for its humor. Hayley (Cora Kirk) and James (Asa Butterfield) … Continue reading More YuleTubing With: YOUR CHRISTMAS OR MINE? (2022), SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY’S (2022), & I BELIEVE IN SANTA (2022)
You may think I'm being too hard on this movie, which was clearly put together with the aid of moldy ideas, green venom, and a hacksaw, but I'm most certainly not. I will say that the movie has decent acting (Kat Graham should keep getting rom-com lead roles). There are some sunsets. And it was filmed in Verona. So there's that.
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