Drama, Film Reviews, Hulu

REVIEW: Boogie (2021)

It is not easy to like Boogie (Taylor Takahashi) in Boogie. His game with the ladies can be so invasive and crude that he comes off as a grade-A tosser. His play on the basketball court can be so solo he defines “teammate” as “me,…

Film Reviews, Historical, Hulu, Latest

REVIEW: Dear Comrades (2021)

Veteran filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky (writer of the iconic Andrei Rublev and a renowned director now in his seventh decade as a filmmaker) brings a devastating reflection on loss and rage with the awards contender Dear Comrades.  The film is a re-enactment of the hushed-up Novocherkassk massacre…

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…

Hulu, iPlayer, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Normal People (2020)

Full disclosure: I haven’t read the book (by Sally Rooney) that Normal People (now on iPlayer in the UK and Hulu in the US) is based on, so I’m not judging this an adaptation. Normal People has a lot of talented people on the cast…