Promo image for movie Sierra is wearing a designer red outfit with large sleeves. Jake is in plaid. They are in front of Christmas trees and ski lodges. Lindsay Lohan has top billing. The title is below them and the tagline THIS HOLIDAY SEASON FALL FOR THE UNEXPECTED.

FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS (2022): Seeing Is Believing

Falling for Christmas has a whisper of a moment where I thought it would be a self-aware farce, but then it quickly descends into much more maudlin territory with rice paper thin characters, lead actors with less chemistry than a soggy newspaper, mostly half-assed performances, and one incredibly creepy Santa. That said, it does follow … Continue reading FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS (2022): Seeing Is Believing

Short Reviews: PURPLE HEARTS (2022), WEDDING SEASON (2022), and THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY (2022)

Choose from the list below or scroll down to read them all: PURPLE HEARTSWEDDING SEASONTHE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY PURPLE HEARTS Two people getting fake married and then really falling in love is a romantic movie staple as old as celluloid. But getting fake married so one person can afford life saving prescriptions and pay … Continue reading Short Reviews: PURPLE HEARTS (2022), WEDDING SEASON (2022), and THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY (2022)

Anne, wearing a white dress, with her eyes closed and her right hand reaching up to Wentworth's stubbly face. Wenworth, in his blue with gold buttons Naval uniform, his lips just touching Anne's forehead. It says PERSUASION across the middle of the image. Sparse blades of grass are along the bottom.

PERSUASION (2022): Call Me a Heathen, But I Didn’t Hate It

Allow me a moment to hoist up my petticoats before I wade on into the controversy surrounding Persuasion—Netflix's most recent Jane Austen adaptation—by saying that I didn't hate it. Go ahead, call me a heathen, but I'm generally not a purist when it comes to period pieces and enjoy the inclusion of a little camp, … Continue reading PERSUASION (2022): Call Me a Heathen, But I Didn’t Hate It

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)