Articles tagged romance

‘My Love, Don’t Cross That River’ Showcases Love, Loss, and Nothing In-between

Mo-young Jin's debut documentary fails to develop its characters or story, and only scratches the surface of the universal emotions with which is grapples.

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‘Allied’ Fizzles Despite Some Sizzle From Pitt and Cotillard

Half the fun of a movie like this is rushing to judgement, only to be proven wrong by a clever twist in the script.

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In ‘Esteros’, When Intolerant Society Pushes, Love Pushes Back

While appreciating the beauty of Argentina, Esteros tells a story of timeless love.

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‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Is All Guts, No Glory

Mel Gibson’s directorial return is a celebration of violence and viscera that will leave you in serious need of a shower.

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‘Captain Fantastic’ Sheds Light on the Travails of Parenting Outside the Box

Like Aesop's fable of the eagle and the jackdaw, Captain Fantastic struggles with the difficulty of raising intellectually engaged children.

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Kenji Mizoguchi and the Cinema of Obfuscation

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum invites us in, then makes us uncomfortable. This is the cinema of denial.

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‘The Handmaiden’ is a Dark Carnival of Delights

Park Chan-wook’s elegantly mounted Gothic story surprisingly combines sensuous melodrama and a delightfully full-blown romanticism.

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Dreams, Diaries, and Getting Down: Individualizing the Past Through Youth and Nostalgia

Despite its limitations, television can help viewers make sense of and shape both the world and the struggle for social change.

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The Kindness of Scoundrels: Douglas Sirk in the ‘40s

A Scandal in Paris and Lured mix Hollywood with European sensibility.

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6 Oct 2016 // 8:30 AM

Was ‘On the Town’ the First Film Musical Shot On Location?

On the Town: seminal in its use of on-location photography? Yes. The best remembered film musical for this reason? Yes. The first Hollywood musical to shoot this way?

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Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 1 - “The Savior”

Amidst hints that Aladdin may be in store, Emma begins having some nasty visions, and Gold seeks to wake Belle and, once again, win her love.

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I’m Going to Kill You: ‘Johnny Guitar’ Gets the Class Treatment

One tends to watch this film open-mouthed in wonder at the forceful dialogue, the colorful imagery, and the sheer emotional punch of its women.

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Two ‘Women in Love’ Prove to Be a Force to Be Reckoned With

In spite of its somewhat obnoxious characters and episodic narrative structure, Women in Love works incredibly well.

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Spread the News Silently: ‘Dr. Mabuse’ and ‘The Captive’

Fritz Lang and Cecil B. DeMille couldn't have done it without their female collaborators.

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Hip-Hop Abroad: An Interview With Chad Hartigan and Markees Christmas

Chad Hartigan and Markees Christmas break down their new cross-cultural, coming-of-age movie, Morris From America.

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Hometown Blues: An Interview With John Krasinski and Margo Martindale of ‘The Hollars’

John Krasinski and Margo Martindale talk about family, parenthood, and their new film, The Hollars.

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Pre-POTUS Love: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers and ‘Southside With You’

Actors Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers talk about what it's like to step into the shoes of Barack and Michelle Obama.

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‘Southside With You’ Is Strong on National Character

The Obama Administration is a testament to rising from progressive grassroots politics to The White House, and a small scale indie is an ideal medium for the Obama family’s origin story.

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‘The Light Between Oceans’ Is Dimmed by Predictable Melodrama

Cianfrance’s adaptation of the popular novel is an agonizing and deathly cold slog in shallow waters.

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Otto Preminger Invents the Gay Best Friend in ‘Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon’

With "sexual deviants", queasy horror, and poetry, Junie Moon explores the viewing boundaries of Hollywood, 1970.

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"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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