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A Girl Cut in Two
French master Claude Chabrol's latest film is the tale of the downfall of a cheery, open-faced weathergirl in Lyons who falls in love with two different men.
"...his stepdaughter, Cécile Maistre) was inspired by a notorious love triangle involving Gilded Age architect Stanford White; while Chabrol..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Let the Right One In
This multi-award-winning Swedish film might be summarized as a vampire tween romance, but that cheap and tawdry sum-up does zero justice to the magnificent emotional resonance of this gem. A discussion of the adaptation follows the film.
"...desire; corpses in copses and snowbound ire: Ah, young love. Whatever would we do without it? The multi-award-winning Swedish..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Elsa & Fred
A septuagenarian love story from Spain, Elsa & Fred will likely warm the cockles of your heart, even though it’s hardly the stuff of great romance.
"...José Ángel Egido and Omar Muñoz. Old folks in love, ain’t it grand? That pretty much sums up Elsa..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

My Clone Sleeps Alone
"...Reagan’s first presidential innauguration on Jan. 20, 1980. Your love is like a tidal wave Spinning over my head..."

July 25, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

WALL-E
By turns sad, hilarious, exciting, and ultimately, hopeful, this is a film of Great Truths masquerading as child's play.
"...ensconced, he dreams not of electric sheep but of love. And then, without warning and in a blast of..."

June 27, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Duchess of Langeais
Jacques Rivette adapts a Balzac novel and creates a period piece that's also a timeless tale about obsessive love and hate.
"...Balzac, the story reveals the flip sides of passionate love and hate and how the tale's would-be couple can..."

June 20, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wedding Banned
Local DJs pick the songs that don't suck at weddings
"...couple shared their first dance to Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love” and the bride and father waltzed to Stevie Wonder’s..."

May 13, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

The First Saturday in May
This documentary follows six horse trainers and their experiences on the 2006 trail to the Kentucky Derby.
"...their Thoroughbreds, talk of their aspirations, encourage their kids' love of the sport, and give interviews to the press...."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

His Dark Materials
David Gordon Green shines a light on love and loss in Snow Angels
"...... parallel stories [static] ... the young, hopeful, optimistic love story [high-pitched whining noise] ... cautionary tale [tape wheels..."

April 4, 2008 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Jodhaa Akbar
From the director of Lagaan comes this masterful Bollywood epic about a 16th century marriage of political alliance that gave birth to true love.
"...a Time in India tells an epic, 16th century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Animation
See the five animated shorts in competition for the Oscar, and judge for yourself.
"...clean again after years spent growing cynical. Take “My Love,” Oscar-winner Alexander Petrov’s story of a young man in..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Fool's Gold
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson star in this tale of two gorgeous, love-tossed, star-crossed treasure hunters who reunite to search for a lost 18th century galleon.
"...done more in the last 10 years to make love seem totally unappetizing? Well, Tennant fans will be happy..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Persepolis
This remarkable animated film tells a contemporary story about an Iranian girl’s coming-of-age while navigating the usual pitfalls of adolescence and the Islamic revolution of the Eighties.
"...thing who resembles children the world over in her love for Bruce Lee, Nikes, and rock & roll. Then,..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paris, Je T'Aime
Eighteen short films by an international who’s-who of filmmakers make up this omnibus celebrating the joys and sorrows of love and Paris, organized by neighborhood.
"...up this omnibus celebrating the joys and sorrows of love and Paris, organized by neighborhood. Filmed in myriad styles,..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Puccini for Beginners
A lesbian on the rebound falls for both a guy and a gal in this rom-com with roots in old Hollywood screwball comedies.
"...Allegra a lesbian who gets dumped by her longtime lover Samantha (Nicholson) and promptly falls into a relationship with..."

April 6, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Casino Royale
This is the James Bond origin story wherein we get to discover, along with incoming blond Bond Daniel Craig, where 007 got his suave daredeviltry and love of fast cars, vodka martinis, and highest-stakes cardsharpery.
"...Daniel Craig, where 007 got his Walther PPK, his love of fast cars and suave daredeviltry, vodka martinis (at..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Puffy Chair
In their first feature, former Austinites the Duplass brothers have made a near-perfect relationship-trauma comedy.
"...all the right ways, just like the way we love and wake up to the realization that that love..."

June 2, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Just My Luck
Lindsay Lohan takes on a grown-up role, but we can't tell the difference.
"...Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Samaire Armstrong, Bree Turner, Faizon Love and Missi Pyle. Just My Luck is the first..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

La Mujer de Mi Hermano
Soap melodramatics masquerade as high art in this south-of-the-border drama about a love triangle and marital infidelity.
"...release. Essentially a gussied-up telenovela, this film about a love triangle is predictable and thin, even though the actors..."

April 14, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cowboy del Amor
Ivan Thompson, the "Cowboy Cupid" who brokers marriages between American men and Mexican women, is a truly fascinating documentary character that is expertly revealed through rock-solid storytelling.
"...a truck driver who for $3,000 wants "almost a love-at-first-sight kind of feeling," to Torreón, where they place want..."

March 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The New World
Instead of a great story about the conflicted origins of the American nation, Terrence Malick interrupts his transcendental observations for a dopey love story between John Smith and Pocahontas.
"...become Malick’s signature – it’s there to shelter the lovers on the lam in Badlands, glisten the light that..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Casanova
Hallström’s latest is fine but unambitious, content with what it is – an arthouse trifle with tricorner hats, corsets, and powdered wigs.
"...1750s Venice, musings on horseback about true and false love, a semihistorical basis, and ever so many ostensibly delightful..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Serenity
Joss Whedon’s Western/sci-fi hybrid (which was canceled from TV but greenlighted for the movies) evinces the kind of swashbuckling bonhomie that made so many of us fall in love with the original Star Wars films.
"...ensemble cast of characters bound by loyalty and tough love. But if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: Those..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Constant Gardener
City of God director Fernando Meirelles makes his English-language debut with this bracing, heartbreaking conspiracy thriller set in AIDS-ravaged Kenya.
"...do in two hours – make people fall in love, attack multinational corporations, stage a tribal raid against the..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

No Entry
An exotic dancer tests the strength of two couples in this entertaining Bollywood romantic comedy.
"...often happens in Bollywood romances, the couples find their love lives sorely tested when a libidinous ultravixen, who has..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Yes
While the unconventional Yes doesn’t realize all of its artistic ambitions, its depiction of romantic passion still resonates.
"...Henderson, Sheila Hancock and Samantha Bond. A post-9/11 cross-cultural love story spoken entirely in iambic pentameter? For the less..."

July 29, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Perfect Man
Less a feature film than 90 minutes of tweenage feminine wish fulfillment, The Perfect Man is like Teen People come to life.
"...Vanessa Lengies, Ben Feldman and Aria Wallace. If you love Hilary Duff – her smoky eye make-up, her heavily..."

June 17, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Alexander
Oliver Stone has achieved the impossible: He's made the life of Alexander the Great seem boring.
"...it never quite conquers, Oliver Stone’s three-hour labor of love is simply laborious, a ponderous behemoth of a film..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Being Julia
There are so few really great film roles written for middle-aged women that when one comes along and it stars the near-perfect Annette Bening, it’s disappointing that the rest of the movie does not equal her performance.
"...thing that can break through her emotional upper hand: love. Julia Lambert is a fool for love. She is..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wimbledon
A terribly tender, good-hearted romantic comedy from across the pond.
"...Dunst are awfully likeable, easy to root for in love and in sport. Indeed, the tennis action (shot on..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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