Review: “Moxie” Made Me Feel Many Feelings

Please note: The opening minute or so is blurry with fast and bumpy camera movements.  You know, watching Moxie was both thrilling and disappointing. Thrilling because it's about a group of teenage girls protesting the casual misogyny and sexual assault teenage boys perpetrate at their school without any repercussions. Disappointing because teenage boys getting away … Continue reading Review: “Moxie” Made Me Feel Many Feelings

Review: “Ginny and Georgia” Doesn’t Need to be the Second Coming of the “Gilmore Girls”

Content Warning for the Series: Self-harm, references to sexual assault and abuse, disordered eating. The first thing I need to say is that Ginny and Georgia is not the second coming of the Gilmore Girls. Nor should it be. Yes, it is a show about a mother and daughter with only a fifteen-year age gap … Continue reading Review: “Ginny and Georgia” Doesn’t Need to be the Second Coming of the “Gilmore Girls”

Review: My Feelings About “Firefly Lane” Are Not As Glowing As I Hoped

Content Warning: The series (but not this review) contains graphic representations of sexual assault. The constant switching between time frames was often difficult for my brain to process and may be a problem for other people as well. I've never been inside a glitching time machine, but I'm guessing it would feel a bit like … Continue reading Review: My Feelings About “Firefly Lane” Are Not As Glowing As I Hoped

Los Angeles skyline with the title Desperados over it. The second letter O is a set of pink lips.

“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”