Review: “Lupin” Exquisite Escapism! Social Commentary! A Genetically Blessed Face! And One Thing That Annoyed Me Greatly!

By now you've probably either watched Lupin on Netflix or had someone in your life strongly suggest that you make time to watch it. If not, maybe consider getting new people in your life? I'm joking! But not really, because Lupin provides some exquisitely escapist and entertaining drama complete with heists, disguises, multi-layered deceptions, social … Continue reading Review: “Lupin” Exquisite Escapism! Social Commentary! A Genetically Blessed Face! And One Thing That Annoyed Me Greatly!

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“Desperados” Review: It Was Somehow Better and Worse Than I Expected

Honestly, when I first watched the trailer for Desperados I was pretty sure this was not a movie for me. I mean, a woman so desperate to retract an email that she drunkenly sent her boyfriend while he was MIA for five days that she drags her two best friends to Mexico to break into … Continue reading “Desperados” Review: It Was Somehow Better and Worse Than I Expected

Get Pleasantly Hypnotized By “The Queen’s Gambit”

I read that it took Scott Frank, the writer and director of The Queen's Gambit, several decades to get backing for the series because studios worried chess was too boring. Really?!? Because I can think of two chess movies without trying. Plus, watching people play chess isn't that different from watching a sportsball you don't … Continue reading Get Pleasantly Hypnotized By “The Queen’s Gambit”

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Should You Binge BRIDGERTON?

My Dearest Reader,  Before we discuss all the ins and outs of the Bridgerton series, please permit me a few questions. Firstly, do you enjoy period dramas? Secondly, can you suspend disbelief if said drama's historical interpretation allows for creativity? Thirdly, do you enjoy diversity, sex-positivity, strong women, and Genetically Blessed male bodies? If you … Continue reading Should You Binge BRIDGERTON?

Broadly Speaking, I Enjoyed “Broadchurch”

I watched the first season of Broadchurch ages ago, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sure, it feels a little weird to say I enjoyed the experience of watching two detectives investigate a young boy's murder in an English seaside town, but someone else can write the 5,000 word think piece discussing why people find murder … Continue reading Broadly Speaking, I Enjoyed “Broadchurch”