Title card for Starstruck. White letters against a black background.

Review: The Only Bad Thing About STARSTRUCK is That There Isn’t More of It

Uh, yes, please and thank you. I very much enjoyed gorging my eyeballs on all the sticky opposites-attract romantical entanglements, witty comedic banter, and will-they, won't-they tension that Starstruck serves up. Did I initially squeal when I saw Nikesh Patel and his Genetically Blessed Face appear in the trailer? I absolutely did, which is an … Continue reading Review: The Only Bad Thing About STARSTRUCK is That There Isn’t More of It

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!

Blonde teenage girl wearing a white shirt, light wash jeans, and white sneakers sitting next to a black and green haired girl wearing a black graphic tee-shirt over a neon green shirt, shorts, orange socks, and orange and black sneakers. They are sitting on a blue trans am in the middle of a road running through the desert.

UNpregnant: The Reproductive Health Road Trip Comedy I Didn’t Know I Needed

I did not have "goofy teenage road trip comedy about the difficulties of a teenager exercising her reproductive rights in the United States" on my fun movies to watch bingo card, but, wow, am I glad it popped up. UNpregnant tries to cram a lot of things into its hour and 43 minute runtime, which … Continue reading UNpregnant: The Reproductive Health Road Trip Comedy I Didn’t Know I Needed

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.”