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Romance

Remember when that certain type of commercial first debuted a dozen or so years ago? It would have a thoughtful yet warm voice over, shots of regular people doing regular things. Maybe one was lonely,…
In pop culture entertainment, success always spans copycats, and it seems especially so with young adult books and movies these days. From over-intellectualizing self-aware teens, to 16-year-olds stru…
I'm sure I'm not the only one to notice the sub-genre of romantic comedies where a completely neurotic, dorky, egotistical New York white male becomes romantic catnip to an impossibly gorgeous woman. …
I don't really know why, but when the trailer for A Star is Born came out, I simply couldn't look away. The trailer opens with the camera panning over the crowd at Coachella. The first picks of acoust…
Now, anyone who knows me knows that I love me some ABBA. I obsessively collected their records as a kid, and actually cried when I heard that they were breaking up. It took years for them to gain resp…
Vivian (Jane Fonda) owns a luxury hotel and has always favored sex over love and commitment, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is a federal judge who's been happily divorced for nineteen years, Diane (Diane Kea…
Nick Robinson stars as the titular teenager, who’s ordinary in every way but one (as he reveals in his opening voiceover): he’s gay, but no one knows it. Blessed with loving best friends Leah (Katheri…
Kate Winslet plays Alex, a photo journalist whose investigative arsenal seems to consist of asking the question, "Are you married?" over and over. Idris Elba plays Ben, a serious, emotionally closed b…
Luke Evans stars as the titular feminist psychologist and inventor, whose work as a professor at Radcliffe in the 1920s brings eager grad student Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote) into his orbit. Initiall…
Sally Hawkins stars as Elisa, a doe-eyed mute woman who works as an overnight cleaner – alongside co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) – in a research facility in 1962 Baltimore. One otherwise inauspicio…
Seeming in contrast to teen dystopia, there has been a spate of sick-teen romances hitting the YA bookshelves and eventually theaters. The kids are sick and or dying, and the power of love gives them …
I really wanted to recommend this film, in fact I can wholeheartedly recommend the first half of The Light Between Oceans, which is probably the most stunningly gorgeous half-film I've seen in a long …