Ticket to Paradise. Quick Review.

A lot of discourse within the streaming era revolves around the fact there are no longer any bona fide box office draw movie stars as of 2022. Certain media outlets’ coverage may consent that Tom Cruise is the last of his kind in terms of drawing in an audience. Yet anyone who has been exposedContinue reading “Ticket to Paradise. Quick Review.”

Deep Water. Quick Review.

Ben Affleck is the serial killer to his promiscuous wife (Ana de Armas) lovers in this incredibly po-faced attempt at “elevated trash.” A Fox cast off this thing has been relegated to streaming for very good reason. Judd Apatow’s The Bubble might be the worst film of the year but this is certainly the mostContinue reading “Deep Water. Quick Review.”

Fresh. Quick Review

This reviewer heard some buzz regarding this Fox/Disney acquisition from Sundance when it premiered. Given it’s an adult-orientated movie from the House of Mouse it forgoes theatrical release and is sent straight to streaming. Daisy Edgar Jones plays a central character struggling with the perils of modern dating. She meets Sebastian Stan in a supermarketContinue reading “Fresh. Quick Review”

The Tinder Swindler. Quick Review. (Spoilers After Rating)

Netflix’s latest true crime flavour of the month is this feature documentary focusing on an Israeli con artist. He told his victims he was a member of a key family within the diamond industry. He then slotted into a very elaborate credit card Ponzi scheme. It’s not difficult why this documentary and story generally hasContinue reading “The Tinder Swindler. Quick Review. (Spoilers After Rating)”

Marry Me. Quick Review.

When her fiancé (reggaeton star Maluma) is discovered cheating just as they are about to get married on stage a celebrity musician ( Jennifer Lopez( decides to complete the stunt with a random single father ( Owen Wilson) instead. Things play out exactly as you would expect from there. Given the garish premise and trailer,Continue reading “Marry Me. Quick Review.”

Emily in Paris is Still Garbage. It’s Not Worth Getting Offended at Its Very Existence.

Emily in Paris is one of the easiest targets in the streaming sphere. This author fed into that last year with his coverage of The first season. So why did this viewer even bother with the sophomore season? There are two reasons. Ultimately there is something rather memetic and memorable about just how atrocious theContinue reading “Emily in Paris is Still Garbage. It’s Not Worth Getting Offended at Its Very Existence.”

The Last Letter From Your Lover. Quick Review.

This author is not expressly familiar with Jojo Moyes. He can make some general assumptions about the vibe given off, based on the ubiquity of seeing her romance novels in the bestseller charts. On the surface, they appear to be the sort of thing exclusively targeted at wine moms who run book clubs. Nevertheless, viewersContinue reading “The Last Letter From Your Lover. Quick Review.”

Ammonite. Movie Review

There’s a scene very early on in Francis Lee’s Lesbian romance where central fossil hunter Kate Winslet succeeds in climbing up the side of a Cliff face to extract Rock. This critic was instantly reminded of the central “Welcome To The Rock” refrain and opening track from one of his favourite musicals Come From Away.Continue reading “Ammonite. Movie Review”

Emily in Paris. Streaming Shows Designed by Algorithm.

This piece spoils the cliffhanger ending for Emily in Paris Season 1 (not that readers should care.) If readers have been on social media and any point since the first season’s release on October 2nd they likely have seen something related to Emily in Paris. A certain stripe of female viewers lusting after the showsContinue reading “Emily in Paris. Streaming Shows Designed by Algorithm.”

How to Build a Girl. The Worst Film of 2020.

In the age of streaming it is never a good sign when distributors haven’t bothered to take the original studio logos (in this case Lionsgate) of what has been sold as a streaming “original.” This is the case with How to Build a Girl A completely rancid self-insert autobiographical “comedy” penned by British journalist Caitlin Moran Continue reading “How to Build a Girl. The Worst Film of 2020.”