Miriam and Karl sitting at a low table in front a green store front eating food with chopsticks.

SACHERTORTE (2022): A Scrumptious Surprise of a Movie

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

Title image for Enola Homes. A teal door with a dappled glass window, which Enola is standing behind with her arms crossed. On it are the words Enola Holmes Detective Agency. At the bottom is the title.

ENOLA HOLMES 2: The Second Installment Nearly Outshines the First

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

More YuleTubing With: YOUR CHRISTMAS OR MINE? (2022), SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY’S (2022), & I BELIEVE IN SANTA (2022)

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)

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