Articles tagged romance

‘The Female Animal’ Is Better Than She Seems

Film buffs interested in Hollywood's stealthy attempts to be more frankly sexual may enjoy The Female Animal.

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The Poetry of Heartbreak in ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’

Jacques Demy's dazzling musical explores a realistic side of love -- one that doesn’t always lead to a happy ending.

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Low and Slow: David Lowery on the Simplicity of ‘A Ghost Story’

Following up last year's family-friendly Pete's Dragon, director David Lowery returns with ambitious indie A Ghost Story, a movie that revels in intimacy and the passage of time.

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‘A Ghost Story’ Is an Artful Prelude to Pattern

Lowery's movie transforms all manner of ordinary actions into weird little bits, most often offered in long takes and long distances, immobile images or slow frame movements.

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In ‘The Big Sick’ and Other Films, Zoe Kazan Evolves the Rom-Com From Within

In a film world where the old-school romantic comedy scarcely exists, Zoe Kazan's recent entries to the genre stand as tests of empathy and feminism.

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‘The Big Sick’ Is a Cheerful Romantic Comedy About Dark Things

Kumail Nanjiani’s autobiographical love story has a fantastic hook but its mild demeanor keeps the comedy from having quite the right sting.

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‘Maudie’ Explores How Art Can Come From the Most Unlikely Places

Sally Hawkins lifts her complex role with a graceful energy, helped by Maudie's visual approach, which is sometimes delicately impressionistic and sometimes more artisanal.

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Resistance and Hope in ‘Letter to Brezhnev’

Opportunities for happiness and betterment may be few and far between, but these Liverpudlians will grab them when they do come their way.

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On Seeking the Works of Douglas Sirk and Finding Jerry Hopper’s ‘Never Say Goodbye’

Even though he removed himself from the project, Never Say Goodbye has Sirk's theme of the tyranny of children who dominate their parents.

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‘Paterson’ and the Role of the Silent Artist

Paterson uses poetry as an outlet of expression that can be pursued in the confines of his small boat upon the ocean.

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“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby”: Patronizing Feminism in ‘Woman of the Year’

Woman of the Year suggests that a woman’s public success is predicated on her lack of femininity.

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Living the Blues in ‘Chilly Scenes of Winter’

A sensitively framed composition of human nature, Chilly Scenes of Winter reveals the desires and neuroses that drive men to the brink.

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‘About Time’ Is the Donald Trump of Romantic Comedies

About Time professes to celebrate life, but instead celebrates perhaps the most narcissistic, selfish behaviour ever rendered in film.

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The Politics of Happiness: ‘Kushuthara: Pattern of Love’ and Bhutanese Cinema

In Bhutan's Kushuthara, happiness becomes a pronounced theme, one discussed and conceptualized in emotionally and ethically complex ways.

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Love Is (Sort of) in the Air in ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXXVIII’

Can poverty or flaming meteors stop the course of true love? Sometimes.

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The Not-so-delicate ‘Delinquents’

This is what happens when suburban kids won't behave.

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‘Allied’ and the Tired Fumes of Nostalgia

Despite an appealing cast, Robert Zemeckis' WWII romance relies too heavily on its influences and too little on engaging drama.

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‘Song to Song’: Malick On Repeat

Terrence Malick retreads familiar motifs and themes in yet another nebulous navel-gazer.

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‘Song to Song’ Revels in the Chaos of the Austin Music Scene

With layered character development to accompany his typically arresting visuals, auteur Terrence Malick may have finally found a palatable balance between his visual and narrative poeticism.

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21 Mar 2017 // 9:30 AM

It’s Not Easy to Love Netflix’s ‘Love’

A hip, East L.A. backdrop, an indie soundtrack, fashionable faces -- yet Love is shockingly archaic in its depictions of heterosexual relationships.

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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

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"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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