Yara Shahidi and Odessa A'zion in Sitting in Bars with Cake

Sitting in Bars with Cake review

Sitting in Bars with Cake is based on a true story. The screenplay was written by Audrey Shulman, based on her book by the same name. It’s her story. Trish Sie directed this tale of love and friendship. Spoilers ahead, you’ve been warned.

Renate Reinsve in The Worst Person in the World

The Worst Person in the World review

The Worst Person in the World comes from Norway. Released in 2021, it won an impressive number of awards, including the Best Actress award at Cannes for Renate Reinsve. Apparently it’s a thing in Norway to say, “I’m the worst person in the world,” when you goof up somehow. The movie isn’t about a bad person. It’s just normal people …

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Jaden Michael, Adrian Greensmith, and Abby Corrigan in Harlan Coben's Shelter

Harlan Coben’s Shelter review, mystery with teen heroes

Harlan Coben’s Shelter brings teens to the front as the heroes in this mystery thriller. I’ve seen many Harlan Coben series. This was not the best one. I watched the first two episodes thinking the plot was too far-fetched. Although the characters and the mystery drew me in over time, I continued to struggle to find that willingness to believe …

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Asa Butterfield in Sex Education

Sex Education, season 4, brilliant all the way

Sex Education concludes its run with season 4. The high school kids are graduating and moving on; the adults are making progress with their issues. The message is such a powerful affirmation of the importance of love and acceptance that I’d advise you to have tissues handy for the last couple of episodes.

Trace Lysette in Monica

Monica review: Trace Lysette takes the lead

Monica sets itself apart in a couple of ways. It stars Trace Lysette in a rare leading role for a transgender actor. I watched the film precisely because I wanted to support a film that centered around a trans character. Monica also differs because of its artistic choices and look.

Haley Lu Richardson in Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight, get your romcom on

Love at First Sight is straight romcom all the way with some original touches I enjoyed. Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy play the two who fall in love while getting on a plane to London.

Deborah Mailman in Total Control

Total Control, seasons 1 & 2, Australian political drama

Total Control stars Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman in a tense political drama set in Australia. Infighting, back stabbing, and secret maneuvering are a hallmark of political dramas, and this one has it aplenty. Every situation is high stakes and tension drives the plot.

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