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Insecure HBO: Can We Put Issa, Lawrence, And Nathan Together? Please.

This is a review-recap for HBO’s Insecure s04e09


After rooting for Issa and Lawrence to get back together last week, I found myself hoping she and Nathan would hook up in this episode. I mean, I wasn’t the only one feeling that intense sexual energy , right?

Right? 👀

One more episode to wrap up the season and things are still messy as hell on this corner of HBO! Molly finally spilled what’s been going on her mind to Issa, it almost seems like our girls are done for good. Could this truly be the end of Molly & Issa? If you as me, I’d say let’s wait till next week to find out.

Molly and Issa on HBO’s Insecure

PS: Ahmal is hilarious AF! I think the show will do well with more screentime for him next season.

PS, again: Issa and Lawrence are in a really good place, but she and Nathan still have unresolved feelings for each other. On this note, I don’t think I’ll mind if they can agree to have a threesome-kind-of-relationship. Wouldn’t that be something? 😄

PS, again, again: Kerry Washington directed this fire episode. Awesome job, girl! 🔥

What was your favourite moment from this episode?

Issa Rae And Kumail Ninjiani Are Lovebirds – A Short Review

Release Date: April 24

Starring: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Anna Camp, etc.


Love isn’t always rosy; it’s a journey and can be made or marred by the unlikeliest of circumstances. For Jibran and Leilani, witnessing a murder turns out to be what ignites a new spark of passion they weren’t sure they still had in them, and, as it turns out, happens to be what sustains their relationship.

Kumail Ninjiani and Issa Rae, who are arguably two of the funniest people in present day Hollywood, breathe life into this clumsy, comic couple. And I thought they were fun to watch. Chemistry was average. I wasn’t really sold on the depth of their love or not-hate relationship, but it was enough to sustain the movie based on a very shaky, cliche plot.

It’s not perfect (which movie is anyway?) but you’re sure to have a good time if you watch it.


Rinzy’s Rating: 3/5

Rinzy Reviews ‘Little’ (2019)

Release Date: April 12

Starring: Regina Hall, Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, Luke James, Tone Bell

***

Imagine you go to bed one night only to wake up little the next morning? Not a pretty thought, I suppose; but that’s exactly what Jordan Sanders goes through. At its core, Little is a movie about reconciliation and forgiveness, two strong themes we see recur throughout its runtime. Little’s titular lead actresses –Marsai Martin and Reginal Hall– bring their A-game, making Jordan a very convincing character going through magical changes in two bodies.

Honestly, the only thing more beautiful than watching Regina Hall move about in expensive suits and cars is watching Marsai Martin walk in her shoes. Fans of ‘Grown.ish’ are already used to seeing the youngster do wonders on the small screen, Little pushes her a step forward towards a global audience, which was always bound to happen at some point in her career – better now than later.

For most people, high school was the worst period of their lives, and would give anything to selectively turn back the hands of time without having to return there. For Jordan, this option’s off the table when a girl calls her out on a meanness and curses her with literally walking in her 13-year-old self’s shoe all over again, so she’d reminded of what it’s like to feel small and powerless. Ever-loyal Personal Assistant April (Issa Rae) wouldn’t risk going to prison on her behalf and sends her back to school, where she’s forced to hang out with a bunch of fellow losers, and grow into a better person.

Issa Rae puts up a good performance, not far from what she’s come to be known for. Her role as April is distinct from Issa of ‘Insecure’, but they do share some of the quirky features known to stem from the real-life Issa. I think she really needs to diversify by taking-up roles across various genres to expand her acting range.

Tone Bell, Lakeith, and the rest of the supporting cast all do a good job. Justin Hartley even features, and I couldn’t be more excited. His teacher-student scenes with Martin are hilarious, and rank high among my favorite in the movie.

If ever you wanted a movie to inspire team spirit in your work place Little‘s a good enough recommendation because, in the end Jordan learns her lesson, the real-world picks up some morals, and we all lived happily ever after.

Directed by: Tina Gordon

Rinzy’s Rating: 3/5