A Simple Favor Is a Delightfully Mischievous Modern Thriller

In order for A Simple Favor to hook us, it had to be in on the joke, which lies in its very premise: just say the words “mommy blogger mystery thriller” and try to avoid a laugh. Paul Feig’s movie adaptation of Darcey Bell’s novel of the same name does succeed in selling its inherent madness, and that’s largely to the…

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Captures the Thrill and Sting of a Teenage Crush

Lately, critics and the people who make movies have argued that we’re on the verge of a romcom revival, which happens to be right on time. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a romantic comedy I really loved. The genre is well-worn, frequently dull, occasionally sexist, and it’s a lot easier to screw up a romcom than to…