Articles tagged romance

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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‘The Hollars’ Hits the Dramedy Sweet Spot

Krasinski puts an old indie formula to good use in this finely tuned small-town drama.

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Shedding Light on the World in Edward Yang’s ‘A Brighter Summer Day’

This extraordinarily tender yet epic and incisive portrait of mid-century Taiwan is one of film’s great fumblings towards an elusive truth.

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Updating an Iconic Romance in ‘X-men 92’ #5

It's actually possible for two characters to be together, support each other, and be functional heroes.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 13 - “Dragonfly in Amber”

Plot trumps character development in Outlander's finale, but it's still an exciting ride.

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Just How Would Captain Fantastic Feel About His Own Film?

An average day at Ben Cash's commune -- at least in his mind -- would make Iron Man competitions look like intermediate intramural fluff.

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‘Café Society’ Is an Exhausting, Exasperating Film About Illusions and Delusions

The Woody Allen express rolls bumpily on with a glossy '30s-set bauble that half-heartedly poses the same interesting questions he’s been ruminating on for decades.

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Woody Allen Can’t Be Anyone But Himself in ‘Café Society’

Café Society is a competent film, but that's hardly praise for an auteur director like Woody Allen.

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18 Jul 2016 // 2:15 AM

Double Take: ‘Sideways’ (2004)

In Sideways, the two Steves find hints of satire, legs of oaky '70s cinema, a bouquet of gender commentary, and a chewy finish.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 12 - “The Hail Mary”

On the eve of Culloden, it's the twists and turns in everyone's relationships that are front and center.

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A Beautiful Restoration of a Modern Classic: Bille August’s ‘The Best Intentions’

Bille August's The Best Intentions with a screenplay by Ingmar Bergman, offers a view of the tumultuous relationship of Bergman's parents

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Strained Sweetness Leads to a Bitter Feeling in ‘No Stranger Than Love’

Obsessing over gross small town stereotypes, facile symbolism, and mawkish philosophical exposition, this is an uneven mess, and misses opportunities.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 11 - “Vengeance Is Mine”

The focus on politics and war sacrifices the necessary character moments that made season one so compelling.

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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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