Author: Valerie Ettenhofer

Bay Area freelance writer, podcast producer, TV lover, and cheese plate enthusiast.

A Celebration of LGBTQ Movies and Shows with Happy Endings

'Love, Simon' joins an important, ever-growing list: joyful representations of LGBTQ characters on screen.

‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Review: Not So Super

Without a propulsive central arc to hold Hell’s Kitchen together, Marvel’s once-great show has few…

20 Kid and Teen Books Hollywood Should Adapt After ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Nothing is unfilmable anymore; let's put these childhood favorites on the big (or small) screen.

Timothée Chalamet Deserves to Win Best Actor

The young actor’s vulnerability and nuance deserve recognition.

The Kids Are More Than Alright

Kids on film offer their profoundly simple take on the world: adults would do well…

Why We Love the Love Stories That Don’t Happen

In movies and on TV, heartbreak and missed connections can be as powerful as lasting…

Women in Horror From A to Z

Celebrate Women in Horror Month with a rundown of the genre greats.

Where to Watch This Year’s Oscar Nominees

How many of these films will you see before March 4th?

The Ballad of Jesse Pinkman

Remembering the tragic heart of 'Breaking Bad' 10 years later.

What to Watch After You’ve Finished ‘The End of the F***ing World’

Do yourself a favor: watch the new Netflix show, then check out these movies and…