Hooking Up manages to hit all the familiar romantic comedy beats while finding a way to freshen up the genre in the film. Darla Beene (Brittany Snow) isn’t your typical writer for a lifestyle magazine. No, the “Oprah of orgasms” is a sex addict. It just so happens that her court-ordered sex addict support group shares a building with a cancer support group. This is how Darla meets Bailey Brighton (Sam Richardson). While the diagnosis…"Hooking Up Hits Familiar Beats With Fresh Story"
Go Back to China is a delightful coming-of-age dramedy from writer-director Emily Ting that puts a spotlight on diversity. I’d like to think that Crazy Rich Asians was the start. Not in the sense that all Asians on screen must be crazy or rich but that they can certainly act. Emily Ting’s self-autobiographical film succeeds in bringing the family drama to the forefront. We first meet Sasha Li (Anna Akana) on her birthday in LA. …"SXSW 2019: Go Back to China"