Review: PLAN B Is Yet Another Reproductive Rights Road Trip Comedy I Didn’t Know I Needed!

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!

Movie Poster that shows Joel very large with a crossbow resting on his right shoulder. His face is dirty and he is looking toward the viewer. Below him are Dog, and other characters. Behind him is a telephone pole, which is broken and covered in plant life. The text at the top reads Dylan O'Brien and at the bottom it says LOVE AND MONSTERS. There are tentacles reaching up from the ground toward the words.

LOVE AND MONSTERS: The Post-Apocalyptic, Feel-Good Movie 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

Verdant green grass atop rocky brown cliffs that go down to dark, mostly placid water. The sky is grey and foggy.

Review: Is WILD MOUNTAIN THYME What Happens When a Rom-Com Has a Fever Dream?

Honestly, I think the best way to approach the movie Wild Mountain Thyme is to think of it like an absurdist play set in a version of Ireland rather than the Ireland. Or perhaps it's in someone's interpretation of their ancestor's water-colored, time-worn memories of Ireland. (John Patrick Shanley, who wrote the movie and the … Continue reading Review: Is WILD MOUNTAIN THYME What Happens When a Rom-Com Has a Fever Dream?

Review: Feast Your Eyes on “Emma.”

I'm pretty certain you could watch Emma. without sound or subtitles and still have a perfectly satisfying experience. The general arc of the story is formulaic enough to give you the gist (as always, that's not meant as an insult), but the costumes, the set design, and the running physical gags and humorous facial expressions … Continue reading Review: Feast Your Eyes on “Emma.”

‘Yes, God, Yes’ You Should Watch This Movie

Yes, God, Yes is, by far, the sweetest, gentlest, sincerest—and funniest—movie about sexual awakening (and masturbation!) that I can remember watching. Because I have to rewatch things so many times to get screenshots and quotes, I often worry that the Netflix algorithm will mistakenly think I'm obsessed with a movie that I hate. But in … Continue reading ‘Yes, God, Yes’ You Should Watch This Movie