Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Michelle Buteau

  • Marry Me, let’s just admit Jennifer Lopez is queen of the romcom

    Marry Me, let’s just admit Jennifer Lopez is queen of the romcom

    Marry Me, the latest romcom starring Jennifer Lopez, makes fun of celebrity culture, makes math teachers look good, and includes some impressive singing and dancing. For a genre movie, it swings for the fences and does a good job of reaching them.

  • Review: Moonshot, even on Mars a romcom is still a romcom

    Review: Moonshot, even on Mars a romcom is still a romcom

    Moonshot is a sci-fi romcom. It aims, not for the moon, but for Mars. I watch a lot of romcoms and the genre usually works for me, but this one came up short in several ways.

  • Review: The Principles of Pleasure

    Review: The Principles of Pleasure

    The Principles of Pleasure is a three episode docu-series about women’s sexual health and pleasure. It features scientists, educators, therapists, and many interviews with ordinary women. This isn’t schoolyard gossip or the mythology of the patriarchy – this is the real info.

  • Awkwafina is Nora from Queens grows on you

    Awkwafina is Nora from Queens grows on you

    Awkwafina is Nora from Queens is a comedy series about Awkwafina’s own life from the time before she became well-known. It’s available on its home channel of Comedy Central and also on HBO Max, which is where I binge watched all 14 episodes of season 1.

  • Tales of the City, 2019 style

    Tales of the City, 2019 style

    Tales of the City was revived in 2019 from the stories by Armistead Maupin. Lauren Morelli is the creator behind the new series, which I found to be very much a series of right now. Contemporary.

  • Review: Always Be My Maybe

    Review: Always Be My Maybe

    Always Be My Maybe stars Randall Park and Ali Wong in a romantic comedy about two childhood friends who reconnect after about 15 years apart. The plot is standard romcom material, made noteworthy for its Asian lead characters. That makes Always Be My Maybe a member of a small but growing club. The director is […]

  • Review: Someone Great

    Review: Someone Great

    Someone Great stars Gina Rodriguez in a comedy about breaking up, friendship, and possibly growing up just a little bit.

  • Review: The Comedy Lineup

    Review: The Comedy Lineup

    Netflix has all sorts of stand up comedy. The Comedy Lineup is different because it’s short and sweet. It’s a showcase for up and coming stand up comics. There are a lot of them!

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