Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Through My Window: Movie Review

Sex appeal and a wholly dysfunctional relationship.
International romantic dramas usually prove to be very popular on Netflix. Perhaps due to the saying that love transcends language. However, there is a big difference between sex and romance and I’m not convinced these filmmakers know the difference. Through My Window has plenty of sex appeal but drops dozens of metaphorical red flags throughout the movie.   2022

Directed by: Marçal Forés

Screenplay by: Ariana Godoy, Eduard Sola

Starring: Clara Galle, Julio Peña

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Sex Appeal: Movie Review

Teen sex comedy with no comedy and no logic.

Does the world need a teen sex comedy, bordering on the trash of 1980s teen sex comedies, but from the perspective of a smart female student? I can understand why some might be tempted to say yes, but we have Blockers and Booksmart to fill that void with good movies instead. Trash is trash and does not help the fill the void of under-served demographics.   2022

Directed by: Talia Osteen

Screenplay by: Tate Hanyok

Starring: Mika Abdalla, Jake Short

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Backpackers (AKA: Without Saying Goodbye): Movie Review

Come for the romance, stay for the scenery and then go look up trips to Peru.
Released with two titles Backpackers and Without Saying Goodbye and both titles fit. A romantic dramedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously, the movie stays true to the genre’s format but also doesn’t feel stale. That’s entirely thinks to the location. Set in Cusco, Peru, it doesn’t just make you want to visit there, it makes you want to live there.   2022

Directed by: Bruno Ascenzo

Screenplay by: Bruno Ascenzo

Starring: Stephanie Cayo, Mazi Iglesias