‘Harry Styles is criminally bad’ in ‘My Policeman.’
There’s a tripwire between “clever” and “cutesy” when you’re playing off the title of a book or movie in a review.
Avoid it and you’ll look smart or witty. Go one step too far and you’ll fall on your face. Jessie Thompson, a British arts editor, shows you how to avoid the trap in her review of the new Harry Styles movie.