THE MOTHER (2023) ALONE TOGETHER (2022) STROMBOLI (2022) FOOD AND ROMANCE (TISDAGSKLUBBEN) (2022) THE MOTHER (2023) Hold up. Hold up. So Jennifer Lopez is supposed to be some kind of super-duper over-the-top elite killing machine soldier who got into a black-market arms deal with two shady guys Álvarez (Gael García Bernal) and Lovell (Joseph Fiennes), but … Continue reading SHORT REVIEWS: THE MOTHER (2023), ALONE TOGETHER (2022), STROMBOLI (2022), FOOD AND ROMANCE (TISDAGSKLUBBEN) (2022)
WELLMANIA. (2023): Soft on Wellness Satire, But High on Bingeability, Comedy, and Relatability.
I mostly know the star of Wellmania, Celeste Barber, from her hilarious and humanizing spoofs of celebrities' Instagram posts. For example, there could be a highly edited nude picture of the model Emily Ratajkowski where her arm is draped across her breasts while a pink, heart-shaped leaf perfectly covers her pubic area. Then, in a … Continue reading WELLMANIA. (2023): Soft on Wellness Satire, But High on Bingeability, Comedy, and Relatability.
No Traces (Sin Huellas) (2023): A Black Comedy Action Series From Spain About Marginalized Women That Leaves a Very Good Impression
A high-energy, Western-hued black comedy about two women who, marginalized by society but bonded by friendship, accidentally stumble into a whole mess of very thorny problems definitely not of their making but that they will ultimately untangle? Yeah, that's right. You might just want to slip on your favorite Binging Britches for the Spanish series … Continue reading No Traces (Sin Huellas) (2023): A Black Comedy Action Series From Spain About Marginalized Women That Leaves a Very Good Impression
CLASS OF ’07 (2023): A Fairly Tasty Apocalyptic Series
At this point, it seems that apocalypse-themed series come in nearly every flavor imaginable. In the case of Class of '07, an Australian series that follows a group of women trapped at their Catholic boarding school when a world-ending wave makes landfall during their reunion, the results are, for me, a bit mixed. It's like … Continue reading CLASS OF ’07 (2023): A Fairly Tasty Apocalyptic Series
Short Reviews: MAJA MA (2022), SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW (2023), I’M TOTALLY FINE (2023)
MAJA MA (2022) SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW (2023) I'M TOTALLY FINE (2022) MAJA MA (2022) I enjoyed this bittersweet and intimate look at sexuality, bias, and cultural expectations through the lens of a devoted, dedicated, and diligent wife and mother. Tejas Patel (Ritwik Bhowmik) is very excited to get engaged to his Indian-American girlfriend … Continue reading Short Reviews: MAJA MA (2022), SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW (2023), I’M TOTALLY FINE (2023)