Against a green floor with a yellow line down the middle, there are similar ornate rugs on either side of the line. An older, well-dressed woman is lying on each side of the line, reaching across grabbing the woman by the hair and screaming. In red font at the top: THE BEST FAMILIES A film by JAVIER FUENTES-LEON. At the bottom of the poster: FAMILY CAN BE A BATTLEFIELD.

LAS MEJORES FAMILIAS (THE BEST FAMILIES) (2020): A Deliciously Dark Comedy

Is there a word specifically for stumbling across a movie that delights you in wholly unexpected ways? If not, we should coin one. Then, I would immediately apply it to Las Mejores Familias (The Best Families)—a black comedy about the upheaval that ensues when two intertwined upper-class Peruvian families unearth decades old secrets at a … Continue reading LAS MEJORES FAMILIAS (THE BEST FAMILIES) (2020): A Deliciously Dark Comedy

Eli and Auden standing on a beach at night looking at each other while fireworks explode in the sky. Along for the Ride A Netflix Film is in white letters in the sky. "Tomorrow Begins Tonight." is in the lower left corner.

Review: I’m Glad I Went ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022)

If you're a fan of coming-of-age stories and you like your romances without the usual mountains of misogyny then you should probably hop on board for Along for the Ride. No, it's not as winsome as To All the Boys I've Loved Before, to which it will inevitably be compared because Sofia Alvarez is the … Continue reading Review: I’m Glad I Went ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022)

LOVE IS MESSY AF: hulu CRUSH Gabriela, Paige, and AJ shown against a white brick wall.

Review: CRUSH (2022) Is An Intimate and Charming Teen Rom-Com, If You Ignore the Adult Blather

Crush is a charming, sweet, and intimate teen rom-com where the central characters are queer and it's the best friend who's the token straight boy. Well, it's charming if you ignore the mostly overwritten, tryhard dialogue from the adult characters, but I have faith in you. And yes, the story is clumsy in some ways, … Continue reading Review: CRUSH (2022) Is An Intimate and Charming Teen Rom-Com, If You Ignore the Adult Blather

Review: Thrilling and Not-So-Thrilling Thrillers—NO EXIT (2022), THE TOURIST (2022), PIECES OF HER (2022), THE WEEKEND AWAY (2022), WINDFALL (2022), REACHER (2022)

Choose a title from the list below, or scroll down to read them all: No Exit (2022)The Tourist (2022)Pieces of Her (2022)The Weekend Away (2022)Windfall (2022)Reacher (2022) No Exit (2022) Please hang up your disbelief, leave your critical thought at the door, and let your brain slip into something comfy to watch No Exit, an … Continue reading Review: Thrilling and Not-So-Thrilling Thrillers—NO EXIT (2022), THE TOURIST (2022), PIECES OF HER (2022), THE WEEKEND AWAY (2022), WINDFALL (2022), REACHER (2022)

Alyssa Milano and Sam Page with their faces touching and their eyes closed. At the top it says a Netflix Film. At the bottom in red letters it says BRAZEN.

Review: BRAZEN (2022) is Unintentionally Hilarious

Sweet suffering algorithmic chaos! What have we done to deserve this movie? I mean, on the plus side, I snort-laughed several times while watching Brazen. On the downside, absolutely none of it is actually intended as humorous. Here's the thing, though, the acting is not as offensively bad as I expected, and the surprise of … Continue reading Review: BRAZEN (2022) is Unintentionally Hilarious