Articles tagged romance

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 10 - “Prestonpans”

A few victories, infighting, and mud put Jamie and Claire's ability to change history in doubt.

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‘Gilda’ Is an Invitation to Look Deeper Into Pop Culture

Beautiful, classic, important, and thoroughly complex, Gilda is a real “aficionado” film, and yet it has an undeniable popular appeal.

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‘Someone Else’ Director Nelson Kim on the Fluidity of Identity

"The puzzle, or mindfuck film, if you will, is an inherently cinematic idea. Something about the very nature of cinema invites playing around with different levels of reality."

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‘Maggie’s Plan’ Is a Genuinely Satisfying Romantic Comedy

Rebecca Miller’s writerly screwball comedy triangulates Ethan Hawke between two strong-willed women.

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In ‘45 Years’ the Quiet Speaks Volumes

A film this quiet and understated needs every element to work in subtle harmony, and Haigh's work has 45 Years humming with dignified vitality.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 9 - “Je Suis Prest”

This Outlander episode showcases the landscape of Scotland better than any previous episode, clearly in an attempt to display what the men are fighting for.

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Emilia Clarke Plays a Manic Pixie Kewpie Doll in ‘Me Before You’

This film crushes together any number of tropes, from the savior pixie to the flawed hero to the melodramatic lessons learned by tragedy.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 8 - “The Fox’s Lair”

A return to Scotland offers a temporary peace, before things really kick off.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 7 - “Faith”

In the wake of more than one devastating loss, Jamie and Claire's faith in each other, and their ability to change the future, is severely shaken.

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Once Upon a Time: Episodes 22/23 - “Only You”/“An Untold Story”

Henry sets out to destroy all magic, but finds that's not so easy.

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Art Decadence in ‘L’inhumaine’

Smart, sharp and fashionably ahead of its time, L’inhumaine hangs in an aesthetic balance between the cerebral pretensions of a popular literary novel and the continental-chic of a glamour magazine.

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Beckinsale Beguile’s in Stillman’s Nearly Perfect Period Piece, ‘Love & Friendship’

Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship extracts enchantment from the pages of a little known posthumously published Jane Austen novel.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 6 - “Best Laid Schemes…”

Just when Jamie and Claire seem to be turning the tide, everything goes to hell.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 5 - “Untimely Resurrection”

The return of Jack Randall reopens the breach between Jamie and Claire… and the future.

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13 May 2016 // 11:00 AM

Cannes 2016: ‘Café Society’ + ‘Sieranevada’

Two new films at the Cannes Film Festival, Woody Allen's Café Society and Cristi Puiu's Sieranevada, look back on the past, with very different results.

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The Bachelor/Bachelorette: Women Shouldn’t Have Sex/Men Shouldn’t Say I Love You

Why do we, as viewers, insist on holding contestants to the same tired, gendered double standards?

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9 May 2016 // 10:00 AM

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 4 – “La Dame Blanche”

Jamie and Claire cook up a soufflé of intrigue that doesn't fall flat; it explodes.

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Life’s a Beach in Eric Rohmer’s ‘Pauline at the Beach’

This is one of Eric Rohmer's more accessible films in which humour, romance and drama go together just as easily as sun, sand and sea.

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Corsini’s Sublime ‘Summertime’ Captures All the Contours of a Love Affair

Catherine Corsini's movie delicately and intelligently explores the romance that develops between two women in France in the early '70s.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 3 - “Useful Occupations and Deceptions”

Both Claire and Jamie are struggling with their purposes, and their connection to one another.

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