Tag Archives: Tessa Thompson

Sylvie’s Love (2020) (sort of a movie review)

23 Feb
Movie poster or SYLVIE'S LOVE, showing Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha, in 1960s period clothing/hair.

I watched SYLVIE’S LOVE as the second installment for #RomancelandiaMovieNight, and it really is a perfect fit for genre romance. willaful said, “it’s a Harlequin Presents in movie form”, and really, she ain’t wrong; all the beats of a category romance with luscious music and some amazing acting from pretty much everyone involved.

I think it’s very much worth noting that this movie was made as an independent movie before Amazon acquired distribution rights, from an original screenplay by the director, Eugene Ashe.

Warning: there’s infidelity, and it’s the woman who cheats; there’s also one blatant incident of racism.

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Valentine’s Day: alternative ways to celebrate

14 Feb
Sign on a background of library shelves; "Runoff rule #1: W'ere here to save voting rights...and savor the wails and lamentations of those who try to outbid us. Romancing the Vote 2022 edition. February 14th."

In this house, we 1 celebrate by reading good books, plotting how not to engage with bullshit opinions on genre romance, and by doing what we can to preserve democracy in the U.S.A.

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