Articles tagged romance

Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 6

While this week's plots run in a predictable fashion, there's still fun to be had in the Abbey.

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Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 3

New character facets, continued bickering, and a surprise return from a long-gone character are the focus of this week’s episode.

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What Happens After Happily Ever After?

Whimsical, poignant, and unmistakably magical, The 10th Kingdom has a grand scale yet an intimate and relatable story that is enchanting for viewers of all ages.

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The Moon, the Marquise and Other Sad Romantics

Eric Rohmer and Heinrich Von Kleist converge in a parallax of misguided literary loves.

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Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 2

As the series nears its end, it's the women of Downton Abbey who get to shine.

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Sexual Climates in ‘Black Angel’

Primarily a story of excessive sexual leisure, a story of genuine passion emerges in Tinto Brass' Black Angel.

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As With ‘Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #2’, Every Relationship Faces Challenges

Emotional depth mixed with forced insecurities create a shallow narrative.

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‘Wind Across the Everglades’ Blows Hot and Cold

This film offers a unique time, setting and theme, one that hasn't dated even if the brawling robust tone has.

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Relationships Have Hidden Meaning in ‘45 Years’

45 Years is a kind of ghost story, as memories, personal histories, and truths, are found to have been hidden within dark crevices all along.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 11 - “Swan Song”

In "Swan Song", we delve into Killian's childhood past, confront all the Dark Ones who ever were, and prepare for a journey to the underworld.

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‘Mystery Science Theater, Volume XXXIV’ and AIP Make a Perfect Match

The latest Mystery Science Theater 3000 release offers an excellent, if snarky, tribute to the late, not-so-great American International Pictures studio.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 10 - “Broken Heart”

Hook isn't dealing well with his new dark powers; Gold isn't dealing all that well with his new good side.

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The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in ‘The Happiness of the Katakuris’

Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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‘Stay As You Are’ Explores the Light and Dark of May-December Romances

Essentially the story of an older man’s attraction to a young college student, Stay As You Are plumbs the depths of age-disparity romances as much as it does questionable sexual practices.

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‘Carol’ and Forbidden Romance

Todd Haynes' resonant period romance echoes Far From Heaven, but Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara elude that film’s glossy fatalism.

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Double Take: ‘Annie Hall’ (1977)

Is love too weak a word to describe how we feel about Annie Hall? Or is it more like a dead shark? Double Take breaks a few eggs to find out.

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The Emotional Pitch Can Run High in ‘A Room With a View’, But It’s Also a Very Funny Film

Ornate title cards place the filmmakers in a position similar to Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, enjoying the human carnival while at the same time proclaiming “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

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The Beautiful, Thrilling ‘Carol’ Belongs Among Best Movie Love Stories

This is a love story between two women set at a time and place when that relationship was beyond taboo, but as its bravura filmmaking unfolds, those specifics fade and what remains are the feelings and emotions that all the best movie love stories create.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episodes 8-9 - “Birth” / “The Bear King”

Despite the best of intentions, Storybrooke is becoming less and less compelling.

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A Profile of the Great Profile: ‘The Mad Genius’ and ‘The Great Man Votes’

Two performances from John Barrymore take us from pre-Code camp to prescient political satire.

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

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"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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