Film Reviews, Romance

REVIEW: Monday (2021)

Modern romantic dramas are few and far between, so I tend to lap each one up like John Mills drinking the beer at the end of Ice Cold in Alex. I prefer romantic dramas to rom-coms, but we don’t get many and those we do get…

Film Reviews, International Film, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: The Affair (2021)

Every couple of years we get an adaptation of a trashy potboiler that blends Dynasty-style romantic melodrama with a tragic historical event that had a devastating impact on the lives of millions. These stories tend to devote more time to adulterous affairs than they do…

Film Reviews, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: Sometime Other Than Now (2021)

Sometime Other Than Now (2021) is essentially a Hallmark movie with a slightly grittier feel and less idyllic small town setting. You have the rugged, mysterious loner with a dark secret in his past, the lonely, kooky hotelier who is afraid of entering into a…

Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: Justine (2021)

Justine is unusual for a film that is about an alcoholic. It does not seek to explain why the protagonist feels the need to drink until she collapses in the street and is dragged into the emergency room. It’s more about the ebb and flow…

Film Reviews, Latest, Romance, Sci-Fi

REVIEW: Bliss (2021)

Amazon’s current catalogue has earned plenty of praise this week at the Golden Globes and deservedly so. It does however, make it absolutely baffling how a film like Bliss – one of their recent titles – got the go ahead. Riddled with issues from top…

Latest, Netflix, Romance, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Bridgerton (2020)

It’s been a great year for irreverent historical and literary film and TV, with the most prominent being The Personal History of David Copperfield (dir. Armando Iannucci), Enola Holmes (dir. Harry Bradbeer) and The Great (Tony McNamara, creator). We’re also currently between seasons of Dickinson…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Hulu, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: Happiest Season (2020)

After years of Christmas romances from Hallmark, Lifetime and increasingly, Netflix, this year Hulu have stepped into the market with a twist on the usual format. Actress and director Clea DuVall follows up her 2016 feature debut, The Intervention, with Happiest Season – a lesbian…

Latest, Netflix, Romance, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Dash & Lily (2020)

I’ve been obsessed with America and specifically New York, for as long as I can remember. Two early influences on this obsession were Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) and being ‘stuck’ or ‘stranded’ at the Plaza like Kevin is still my life’s…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: Shithouse (2020)

Cinematic history is chock full of movies about college. After all, it’s the first taste of freedom, a journey to adulthood and independence, and there’s no end to the dramatic possibilities it provides. But often, these films feel like college viewed through rose-colored glasses. Maybe…