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

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