Title poster for the THE CHRISTMAS SETUP. The title is in red and gold letters. Below Fran Drescher in a red plaid belted top holds mistletoe over Patrick's (in a green sweater) and Hugo's (in a red sweater) heads. Patrick's arm is around Hugo's shoulder and Hugo is kissing Patrick's cheek.

Review: Set Yourself a YuleTubing Date With THE CHRISTMAS SETUP

The Christmas Setup is a sweet movie that sometimes moves more slowly than a line of cars in a 1980s mall parking lot at Christmas-time. Personally, I have a deep wish that they had kept the same storyline of Fran Drescher as a widowed mother determined to set up her home-for-the-holidays, somewhat uptight, big-city lawyer … Continue reading Review: Set Yourself a YuleTubing Date With THE CHRISTMAS SETUP

Rain spotted car window with looping handwritten letters: The Last Letter from your Lover.

Review: Aside From Being Clunky, THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER Should Be Fined For Gross Underuse of an Actor

The Netflix movie The Last Letter From Your Lover is about as clunky as its mouthful of a title. On paper, this should be a sweeping romance spanning several decades that shows the power of true love to endure even the harshest tests of time but, in practice, it’s a disjointed jumble of undeveloped lukewarm … Continue reading Review: Aside From Being Clunky, THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER Should Be Fined For Gross Underuse of an Actor

Neon sign with blue letters spelling out GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE. They are outlined in pink rectangles that are underlined by an arrow in another shade of pink. Above the G there is an atomic style yellow star.

Review: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE Where All The Women (But Especially The Librarians) Are Badasses

A bit of advice? If you're wondering where they came up with the name Gunpowder Milkshake don't, for example, search for the phrase in the Urban Dictionary. I didn't, but my husband did and, judging by the look on his usually unflappable face, it was a doozy of a definition. And really, you don't need … Continue reading Review: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE Where All The Women (But Especially The Librarians) Are Badasses

White text on a black background that reads: "Attempts to bring down the patriarchy remain ongoing."

Review: MISBEHAVIOUR (2020) A Warm, Gentle, and Lightly Humorous Look at One Attempt Pulverize the Phucking Patriarchy

I happened to watch Misbehaviour, a movie I stumbled upon by luck, on the eve of the 2021 Miss Universe pageant, which took some of the buoyancy out of  this gentle and lightly humorous look at the real-life protests surrounding the 1970 Miss World competition and the rise of the Women's Liberation Movement in England. … Continue reading Review: MISBEHAVIOUR (2020) A Warm, Gentle, and Lightly Humorous Look at One Attempt Pulverize the Phucking Patriarchy

Review: THE KISSING BOOTH 3–The (Thankfully) Final Frontier

Well friends, at long, long last we have arrived at the final installment of The Kissing Booth series. Wait. Is it the final installment? I realized I don’t have confirmation of that, and they could very well keep churning these movies until we reach The Kissing Booth: The Geriatric Years. But let’s work on the … Continue reading Review: THE KISSING BOOTH 3–The (Thankfully) Final Frontier