Additional Bite-Sized Reviews, Summer ’21, Pt. 3: ‘The White Lotus,’ ‘Malcolm & Marie,’ and More

Alexandra Daddario and Jake Lacy in THE WHITE LOTUS — Photo: HBO.

In this edition of my monthly movie and television catch-up article series titled ‘Additional Bite-Sized Reviews,’ I once again talk about my experience of trying to catch-up on some of the 2021 films released earlier this year, but this time I also want to talk about a show that I was surprised I liked as much as I did. What did I like about The White Lotus? Is Malcolm & Marie better than its reputation? Are Antoine Fuqua and Stefano Sollima’s latest action films any good? Well, scroll down to find out what I think about all of that (and more) in yet another jam-packed edition of Additional Bite-Sized Reviews!

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REVIEW: To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)

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The following is a review of To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You — Directed by Michael Fimognari.

Netflix has only released its own films since late 2015, but, just five years later, the streaming service now has what could be a successful film series. 2018’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (from director Susan Johnson) was a surprise romantic-comedy hit that its young target audience ate up. Two years later and we now have its first sequel, Michael Fimognari’s To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. Continue reading “REVIEW: To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)”

REVIEW: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

Release Poster – Netflix

The following is a review of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before — Directed by Susan Johnson.

The quality of Netflix ‘Original Films’ can be inconsistent. More often than not people associate Netflix with great television shows and a wide variety of straight-to-streaming Adam Sandler films. Sure, sometimes Netflix acquires great dramas, but, for the most part, their original film content has a bad reputation.

Interestingly, this year Netflix has started to release some genuinely entertaining romantic-comedies. First, there was the office romance set-up film appropriately titled Set It Up, and, now, they’ve released a young adult romance film that is sure to be a hit with its target audience. Continue reading “REVIEW: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)”