Drama, Film Reviews, Hulu, Thriller

REVIEW: False Positive (2021)

It’s almost impossible to not associate Ilana Glazer with the slacker, New York sitcom Broad City — a show which she created with her best friend Abbi Jacobson. But in A24 and Hulu’s atmospheric horror False Positive, the actor-writer proves that she’s not just a…

Film Reviews, Hulu

REVIEW: Plan B (2021)

Over the past few years, there have been a string of female-driven teen comedies about girls grappling with pregnancy scares. It’s a striking commentary on growing up in America, where young women have more options than ever before when it comes to their reproductive health,…

Hulu, Interviews, TV

INTERVIEW: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Madeline Brewer

Janine (Madeline Brewer) has been June’s (Elisabeth Moss) closest ally and sometimes kryptonite since the beginning of The Handmaid’s Tale. But throughout four seasons, the show hasn’t really revealed her backstory, unlike the other major characters. That, however, changed in last week’s shocking episode “Milk,”…

Comedy, Hulu, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Shrill Season 3 (2021)

Shrill felt like it was a groundbreaking show when its first season launched in March 2019, with the Fat Babe Pool Party in particular, causing a stir on social media. The talk surrounding season two was much more muted and there hasn’t been much hype…

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…