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?

Title shot for movie. "Then Came You" written as if it is skywriting against a background of blue sky.

Review: “Then Came You” Left Me Feeling Some Unexpected Feelings

I'm more conflicted about this movie than I expected to be. To be clear, Then Came You is not a particularly good movie. I was shocked to learn that the runtime was only 90 minutes because I could have sworn it went on for four lifetimes. The acting wavers between passable, wooden, and just odd. The … Continue reading Review: “Then Came You” Left Me Feeling Some Unexpected Feelings

Movie poster for "Save Haven." Josh Duhamel and Kate in front of a beach. He is holding the sides of her face while their mouths move toward each other as if they are about to kiss.

Review: Let Me Save You the Trouble of Watching “Safe Haven”

Content Warning: The movie includes depictions of domestic violence. Also, the movie is not good. Uh, yeah. Save Haven is not a good movie. It's not like I went into it with especially high expectations, but, you know, Josh Duhamel is not unpleasant to look at and he was perfectly fine in The Lost Husband, … Continue reading Review: Let Me Save You the Trouble of Watching “Safe Haven”