Choose a title from the list below or scroll down to read them all: FIRE ISLAND (2022)MOONSHOT (2022)LANGUAGE LESSONS (2021)BAKERY IN BROOKLYN (2016)SAVING FACE (2004) FIRE ISLAND (2022) From the chatter I'd been hearing online I expected this to be a euphoric romp of a rom-com centered on Asian men that manages to not lose … Continue reading Short Reviews: FIRE ISLAND (2022); MOONSHOT (2022); LANGUAGE LESSONS (2021); BAKERY IN BROOKLYN (2016); SAVING FACE (2004)
You can trust that people are going to get all excited about how The Valet "breaks the rom-com mold" and "doesn't use the same old rom-com tropes," and is therefore just so much better and smarter and funnier. They need to settle down because this movie, which is pretty fun and funny, does rely on … Continue reading Review: THE VALET (2022) Has Comedy, Chisme, and Quite A Bit of Commentary
When I saw the trailer for A Perfect Pairing I raised my fists in triumph and shouted, "What do we want? Mediocrity! Where do we want it? Streamed immediately into our eyeballs!" To be fair, mediocrity sounds too negative. What I really meant was a middle-of-the-road comfort-watch rom-com with a breathtaking background location and a … Continue reading Review: Is A PERFECT PAIRING Your Kind of Comfort Watch Rom-Com?
You know how sometimes you push that one bite of food to the side of your plate so it can be the last taste in your mouth? Well, that's how I felt after watching the trailer for the Netflix series Heartstopper, which is based on the graphic novels by Alice Oseman. It looked so good … Continue reading Review: Stop the World and Watch HEARTSTOPPER
Crush is a charming, sweet, and intimate teen rom-com where the central characters are queer and it's the best friend who's the token straight boy. Well, it's charming if you ignore the mostly overwritten, tryhard dialogue from the adult characters, but I have faith in you. And yes, the story is clumsy in some ways, … Continue reading Review: CRUSH (2022) Is An Intimate and Charming Teen Rom-Com, If You Ignore the Adult Blather