Articles tagged romance

TIFF 2017: ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’

Though a typical rom-com, Ishaya Bako's film is never boring.

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Bresson and Ray on Money and Its Corruptions in ‘They Live by Night’ and ‘L’argent’

Nicholas Ray's debut and Robert Bresson's farewell to cinema may be split by decades and operate in different genres, but they come together in examining the fatalistic implications of money changing hands.

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Sympathy for the Devil: Two Supernatural Fantasies from René Clair

I Married a Witch and Beauty and the Devil enjoy sophisticated evil.

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Different Lies for Ourselves and Others ‘In the Shadow of Women’

Philippe Garrel channels Francois Truffaut his examination of adultery.

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‘Maudie’ Director Aisling Walsh on the Enduring Appeal of Cinema’s Collaborative Nature

"You get younger people in to see this movie and they're hugely effected. I’ve heard teenagers walk out saying: “I never knew you could make a film like this."'

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‘The Space Between the Stars’ Is a Stellar Debut

Combining meditations on faith and science with a ragtag band of dystopia survivors, The Space Between the Stars entertains and asks important questions.

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Celebrating American Film Actress, Producer, Screenwriter, and Philanthropist Marion Davies

Silent star Marion Davies balances romance, comedy and costumes in The Bride's Play, Beauty's Worth and When Knighthood Was in Flower.

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‘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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Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

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"McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

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