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Feast of Love
Robert Benton directs this Oregon-set meditation on the permutations of love among a constellation of characters.
"...that anyone will return for seconds. What Feast of Love lacks in nutritive value it makes up for with..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Love Letter
"...Gloria Stuart. “Darling, do you know how much in love with you I am?” Well, darling, who could resist..."

May 21, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Unconventional Love Stories
1, 2, 3, 4, tell me that you love me more
"...There's more to love than the beginnings of a grade-school valentine. Love is..."

March 7, 2014 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
This generally appealing romantic comedy is occasionally ungainly, but its sensational cast breezily flicks away most distractions.
"...manages to breezily flick away most distractions. Crazy, Stupid, Love. is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the..."

July 29, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

My Summer of Love
This ripe and symbolically drenched coming-of-age story nevertheless pleases due to its rare emotional honesty and the delightful performances of two young newcomers.
"...charged and steeped in class differences, My Summer of Love captures that sense of sultry summer ennui experienced by..."

June 24, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Enduring Love
This creepy tale of a stalker and the object of his affection is adapted from an Ian McEwan novel.
"...kneel with him and pray. In this moment, Enduring Love takes off: Everything else that occurs in the movie..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love's Labour's Lost
"...questionable) move into musical comedy with Everyone Says I Love You. The versatile Branagh, whose stage and film interpretations..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Show Me Love
"...Liljeberg and Alexandra Dahlstrom. Days after seeing Show Me Love (in Swedish, with English subtitles), my maxillary muscles are..."

April 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

First Love, Last Rites
"...Marienthal. Long on mood and short on narrative, First Love, Last Rites does a good job of capturing the..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Chef in Love
"...Germany, Belgium, and Ukraine, the much-lauded A Chef in Love is truly a labor d'amour, gastronomical and otherwise. Spanning..."

June 6, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Love After Love
"...and coming of age issues. In her current film, Love After Love, Kurys' characters are in their mid-thirties and..."

Nov. 25, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love Field
"...Dennis Haysbert, Stephanie Mcfadden, Brian Kerwin and Louise Latham. Love Field is a quietly engaging and uncharacteristic little period..."

Feb. 26, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love
Gaspar Noé does the impossible: He gives us a boring, 3-D sex odyssey
"...new film would be a long-gestating dream project involving lovers engaged in unsimulated sex and shot in 3-D, my..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

I Love You Phillip Morris
Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor star in this tale of Texas con man Steven Russell, which walks an unsteady line between outright farce and redemptive gay love story.
"...times of Texan con artist Steven Jay Russell, I Love You Phillip Morris is every bit as strange as..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Silent Love
A Mexican and Canadian production, A Silent Love puts an unusual spin on some of the clichés of the romantic comedy.
"...Peter Kosaka. A Mexican and Canadian production, A Silent Love puts an unusual spin on some of the clichés..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love Me if You Dare
Love and malice, as only the French can do it.
"...Lebas-Joly. In its native France, the title of this obsessive-love import, Jeux d’Enfants, translates to a very cheeky "child’s..."

June 11, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Love the Hard Way
"...into stardom with his Oscar win for The Pianist, Love the Hard Way represents the kind of small, brooding..."

June 20, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In the Mood for Love
Because the two lovers at the heart of this lush period piece never verbalize or consummate their feelings, “mood” is the right word to characterize this stunningly evocative Chinese love story.
"...is the right word to characterize this evocative Chinese love story since the two lovers at the heart of..."

March 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shakespeare in Love
It's flighty, improbable stuff, meant not to be a historical restorative but a modern romantic tribute to the scribe whose words have launched a million sonnets.
"...Antony Sher. “The play's the thing,” proves Shakespeare in Love as it presents the imaginary events that led to..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Addicted to Love
"...Ryan, Kelly Preston, Tcheky Karyo and Maureen Stapleton. When lovesick small-town astronomer Sam (Broderick) loses his one true love..."

May 23, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Love in the Time of Twilight
"...“Mr. Creole” sketch in Monty Python's Meaning of Life, Love in the Time of Twilight is the latest effort..."

April 12, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Forbidden Love
"...Lynne Fernie. Starring: Stephanie Morgenstern and Lynne Adams. Forbidden Love... the movie's title echoes those found on the lurid..."

July 23, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love the Coopers
A comedy gathering as dreary as your own family get-togethers
"...Love the Coopers: a valediction hastily scribbled at the bottom..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Part-Time Love
The film 5 to 7 finds love in brief pockets of time
"...– and, by extension, the audience's – definition of love and marriage is tested and expanded, with bittersweet results...."

Feb. 13, 2015 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

Love & Air Sex
Bryan Poyser's Austin-made rom-com delivers splendidly on the promise of its raunchy title.
"...to theatres and VOD under the more intriguing title Love & Air Sex. This made-in-Austin film is a raunchy..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love Is All You Need
Danish Oscar-winner Susanne Bier lightens her tone with this grown-up romantic comedy that stars Pierce Brosnan.
"...Steeping in its flavors rather than chasing bubbly gags, Love Is All You Need breaks no new narrative ground..."

May 31, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love in the Time of Cholera
Funny when it’s supposed to be serious and awkward when it’s supposed to be romantic, every twist in this Gabriel García Márquez adaptation is a near miss, except for the performance of Javier Bardem.
"...most romantic heroes in modern fiction (Florentino Ariza in Love in the Time of Cholera) and one of the..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Love Man: Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye's latest reissue.
"...and ongoing The Complete Motown Singles series, a new Love fest, and plenty more mouth-watering Internet-only boutiquery, expands yet..."

June 15, 2007 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

What Love Is
Writer/director Callahan keeps his characters talking from the first frame to the last – and like all great chatterers their preferred topic is love and all its variations.
"...Gershon, Tamala Jones, Jud Tylor and Shiri Appleby. What Love Is is a throwback to the salad days of..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Love Don't Cost a Thing
A nerdy high school student pays a cheerleader to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to appear cool.
"...never crying out for revisitation in the first place. Love Don't Cost a Thing is an "urbanized" (read African-American)..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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