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  • To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    ★★★

    It is scary how much I was looking forward to this next entry into a surprisingly delightful series & Noah Centineo’s Netflix rom-com reign. 
    While it is not as well-done or substantial as the first it does deliver on magical chemistry between the leads & enough heartfelt moments to care for Lana Condor’s journey as she tries to figure out high school boys & relationships (but oh honey it’s not worth it).
    It’s the perfect movie to watch at a gal pal pajama party & let the time breeze by while laughing & sighing in relief that high school is over.

  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★★★

    In 2009 sweet little blossoming film darling Francesca rented this from Hollywood Video because she saw movie reviewers on YouTube & IMDb hail it as one of the year’s best. It became one of my all-time favorite movies & 11 years later it has solidified its spot as my favorite romantic comedy of all time!
    Every emotion in this movie small & large is SO GENUINE Y’ALL. I have no idea how 12 year old Francesca even remotely understood the raw depth of…

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  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★½

    Way to go DC for making a bright but violent carnival ride of a movie!
    Harley Quinn & her lethal gal pal gang are a total blast to watch. I wish the script would have given them more time interacting as a group instead of so many individual storylines as they really rocked that climax!
    Harley is bold, colorful, unpredictable, & fierce which composes the spirit of this movie. Her relatability with her love for breakfast & offering a hair-tie in the midst…

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    ★★★½

    Took a break from my daily viewings of manic-depressive indie films to watch the most precious, cute, & surprisingly well done Netflix teen romantic comedy! 
    14 year old Francesca would have adored this film & would have played it in between her Twilight marathons. 22 year old Francesca just smiled the whole time & realized that it’s okay to watch things other than gritty A24 films (but only sometimes).