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
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
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
This is the second movie I've watched that pairs a teenage road-trip comedy with reproductive health, and I have mixed feelings. These things really shouldn't go together like peanut butter and jelly or cardboard boxes and cats. Emergency contraception and abortion should be easily and locally available to all the teens (and adults) who need … Continue reading Review: PLAN B Is Yet Another Reproductive Rights Road Trip Comedy I Didn’t Know I Needed!
You know, regular-sized insects are not among my most favorite creatures, so I wasn't exactly going out of my way to watch Love and Monsters, a movie starring ginormous mutant insects (along with arachnids, crustaceans, and amphibians) who seem hell-bent on exacting revenge for every one of their kind ever squished, gassed, zapped, splatted, eaten, … Continue reading LOVE AND MONSTERS: The Post-Apocalyptic, Feel-Good Movie I Didn’t Know I Needed