Articles tagged romance

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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‘Barcelona’ Sends Whit Stillman’s Usual Suspects After Love in a Hot Climate

The middle section in Whit Stillman's loose '90s trilogy showcases all his trademarks while moving his characters from college into the wider world.

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Romance With a Stiff Upper Lip in ‘Brief Encounter’

More than 60 years on, Brief Encounter, pitting love against conventions, continues to break hearts.

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22 Apr 2016 // 10:00 AM

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 2 - “Not In Scotland Anymore”

The dualities of court life expose the tensions between the public and private lives of all the characters.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 1 - “Through a Glass, Darkly”

Is the past fixed, or can Jamie and Claire make a difference in Scotland's fate?

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Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 16 - “Our Decay”

Hades forces Rumpelstiltskin to bring Zelena and child down to the Underworld, because it turns out that he and Zelena have a bit of a past.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 15 - “The Brothers Jones”

Killian reunites with his brother Liam; David considers his brother James; complications ensue.

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‘The Graduate’ Still Seduces

As energetic as it ever was, sharp jokes and even sharper edges aren't lost in the transition from hit film to cultural touchstone.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 14 - “Devil’s Due”

Once Upon a Time allows pop cultural reference points to play freely with older, more ancient stories, fusing postmodern theory with Joseph Campbell’s archetypes.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 13 - “Labor of Love”

Snow White helps Hercules rediscover his heroic nature, while Henry tangles with Cruella.

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‘Brooklyn’ Is a Story of Cultural Purgatory

Rarely do immigration dramas deal with the trouble of re-assimilating back to one's homeland.

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Hitchcock's 'Suspicion', 'I Confess' and 'The Wrong Man' Return in Blu-ray

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"These three films on DVD from Warner Archives showcase different facets of Alfred Hitchcock's brilliance.

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