Romance

Sylvie’s Love

I’ll give credit where credit is due: Sylvie’s Love is a gorgeous-looking, gorgeous-sounding movie. It is a fresh twist on classic romantic melodramas, with an extremely attractive black cast set in a glossy, soft-focused Harlem. Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) and Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) meet cute at a record store. She helps out her father at the …

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And Then We Danced

SYNOPSIS: A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the ultraconservative confines of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli—gifted with perfect form and …

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Win a Blu-ray of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma.’

BRING HOME AUTUMN DE WILDE’S DELIGHTFUL ADAPTATION OF THE TIMELESS TALE STARRING ANYA TAYLOR-JOY Enter to win a Blu-ray of ‘Emma.’ SYNOPSIS: Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a restless …

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Raising Victor Vargas

The titular Victor Vargas (Victor Rasuk) is a self-proclaimed teenage Cassanova, to whom we are introduced in the opening shot as he does a sexy (and hilariously adorable) striptease for a neighbor girl, Fat Donna. The seduction gets thwarted by interruption, and report of his questionable antics spread instantly through the neighborhood via the unstoppable …

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Life Itself

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, one was giving birth, one had aching joints, and another had a long shift doing an honest day’s work. But …

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Book Club

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 Keaton) is the recently widowed mother of two daughters, and Carol (Mary Steenburgen) is in a stable marriage. The lives of all four …

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Love, Simon

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 (Katherine Langford), Abby (Alexandra Shipp) and Nick (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), Simon isn’t sure he’s ready to come out yet. But after …

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The Mountain Between Us

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 brain surgeon who dismisses the heart as “just a muscle” (get it? he has no heart). Both Ben and Alex are outrageously attractive people …

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