Bridget Jones’s Diary

This is about to be a long feminist rant about Bridget Jones’s Diary, so if that’s not your jam, go read a different review NO Release date: April 13, 2001Director: Sharon Maguire Language: English Who should watch this movie: People who actually enjoy Katherine Heigl’s filmography. Folks who do a yearly re-watch of the BBCContinue reading “Bridget Jones’s Diary”

Deadpool

Still a better love story than The Notebook YES Release date: February 12, 2016Director: Tim MillerLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Folks who hate Marvel. People who laugh at “fail” videos online.  When should you watch this movie: When you can’t agree on what to watch with your partner, but the relationships is stillContinue reading “Deadpool”

Happiest Season

“leave it to lesbians to call a movie ‘Happiest Season’ and it’s 1 hr 40 minutes of abject emotional suffering.” -@jestom MAYBE Release date: November 25, 2020Director: Clea DuVallLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: WLW. People who know and love a lesbian.  When should you watch this movie: At Christmas with your chosen family. Continue reading “Happiest Season”

Holidate

I watched this god awful movie so you don’t have to NO Release date: October 28, 2020Director: John Whitesell Language: English Who should watch this movie: Boomers. When should you watch this movie: On Christmas day while your family fights in the background. The sell: I’m not even a Hallmark movie hater. I truly believeContinue reading “Holidate”

Night Is Short, Walk On Girl / 夜は短し歩けよ乙女

I will only be accepting confessions of love in the form of guerrilla theater YES Release date: April 7, 2017Director: Masaki YuasaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: University students. Theater nerds. Anyone who’s been out drinking in Kansai (Kanto folks need not apply).  When should you watch this movie: When you’ve just discovered GenContinue reading “Night Is Short, Walk On Girl / 夜は短し歩けよ乙女”

About Time

It is possible to be too charming MAYBE Release date: September 4, 2013Director: Richard CurtisLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Folks with a high tolerance for kitsch. When should you watch this movie: At family gatherings around the holidays but only if you like your family. The sell: About Time is the definition ofContinue reading “About Time”

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Best movie about the immigrant experience since An American Tail YES Release date: April 19, 2002Director: Joel ZwickLanguage: English, Greek Who should watch this movie: Children of immigrants. Anyone who’s ever had a “lunchbox moment.”  When should you watch this movie: When you miss your family. When you start dating a yt boy.  The sell:Continue reading “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”

Bridesmaids

I didn’t get it? NO Release date: May 13, 2011Director: Paul Feig Language: English Who should watch this movie: People who really love SNL (circa 2011). Boomers.  When should you watch this movie: When someone at the sleepover really insists.  The sell: Everyone loved this movie and I just didn’t?? Something about the way theContinue reading “Bridesmaids”

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

#Notallmen means all men except Peter Bretter YES Release date: April 18, 2008Director: Nicholas StollerLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Folks tired of the “nice guy” trope. Fans of Freaks and Geeks.  When should you watch this movie: After a break up. When you’re in a creative rut. The sell: This is not aContinue reading “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

The Lovebirds

This movie has no right being this good YES Release date: May 22, 2020Director: Michael ShowalterLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People in a happy relationship. Fans of Tina Fey’s filmography When should you watch this movie: Not when you are going through a break-up. When you really need to laugh The sell: IContinue reading “The Lovebirds”