REVIEW: “I WANT YOU BACK” (2022) AMAZON STUDIOS

Year: 2022 Runtime: 111 Minutes Director: Jason Orley Writer: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger Stars: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood, Gina Rodriguez, Manny Jacinto, Clark Backo, Luke David Blumm By Peggy Marie Have you ever found yourself watching a movie where the surprise of how good it is actually stuns you? Well colour me that person with this wonderful little surprise from director Jason Orley and writers Isaac … Continue reading REVIEW: “I WANT YOU BACK” (2022) AMAZON STUDIOS

ITOL Top Films of the Decade, Entry No. 3: Booksmart

n Olivia Wilde’s 2019 directorial debut “Booksmart”, two bright high school seniors learn that they mess up. Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) are Ivy League school-bound and learn on their last day of school that the partiers and burnouts, also got into those same schools. That is because, as one character said, they are “incredible at handjobs but got a 1560 on the SATs.” They did both. Molly, more distraught than Amy, resolves that their last night of high school should have the two most studious girls go to a house party.

The plot sounds simple. The early presented troupes seem familiar. But “Booksmart” is more than just your typical high school movie. It is a wild ride about self-discovery, learning that the cover doesn’t always match what’s inside, and love. Continue reading ITOL Top Films of the Decade, Entry No. 3: Booksmart