drama

On Chesil Beach

Ten years after it was originally published and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Dominic Cooke brings “On Chesil Beach” to the big screen in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn) and Billy Howle (Dunkirk) as two virgin newlyweds, Florence and Edward, in 1960’s England whose first night together turns sour.The film mirrors the stru...

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Do not read this review. Detailed herein are the reviews of a melancholy writer who, despite the warnings of another writer far greater than he, proceeded to watch the tales of the Baudelaire children, chronicled in the Series of Unfortunate Events and adapted for the television (and laptop) by Netflix. I was only recently made aware of the new adaptation, though the series has been around for a f...

A choose your own adventure K-drama!

“Click Your Heart” is a choose-your-own-adventure high school romance drama – probably aimed at teens but since when has that stopped me? Each episode ends with a choice for our leading lady to make (usually a choice between boys) and we get to see each different option played out! AOA’s Mina plays the female lead, a lovable high school student who seemingly causes everyone she comes i...

Allegiant Review

Either Allegiant was a pretty average movie or I’m just getting tired of Dystopian future teen fiction (honestly never thought I would even consider that). It had all the right elements – strong female lead, bad guys, good guys, futuristic technology, romance, tough decisions, action… and yet it failed to grip me. I haven’t read all the books, so maybe I’m missing something glaringly obvious – but...

Healer Review

I have been hesitant to review a Korean drama because of how obsessed I get with them! There’s nothing else quite like them. I’m worried that if I start writing about them I won’t be able to conceal my crazy love for K-dramas and you won’t take me seriously anymore (if you ever did :P). Well, here we go. While the plot is flawed at times and is certainly nothing new, Healer...

Age of Adaline

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) th...

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