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True Romance
"...Dogs) and directed by Tony Scott (Top Gun), True Romance is nothing if not consistently entertaining. It's the prototypical..."

Sept. 17, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Romance & Cigarettes
John Turturro directs this oddball musical in which the stars (the eclectic cast of James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Mary-Louise Parker, Christopher Walken, Aida Turturro, and Mandy Moore) lip-sync and dance to popular songs.
"...hard-boiled name, and his two vices – the title’s romance and cigarettes – have engined more than a few..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Paperback Romance
"...natural chemistry shared by its two attractive stars, Paperback Romance has all the time-tested elements you'd expect from this..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Manhattan Romance
New York-set indie rom-com just goes through the motions
" the title was ambiguous, writer/director Tom O’Brien’s Manhattan Romance would love to evoke the late Seventies cinema of..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

"...candor (“the most sexually explicit mainstream film ever released”), Romance is an oddly unerotic movie. As the central character..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Taste of Killing and Romance
"...the ludicrous goings-on, but A Taste of Killing and Romance is played far too straightly, occasionally bringing about some..."

June 23, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Confessions of a Romance Virgin
Harlequin heats up a new market with its kickass Bombshell heroines
"...arm for protection. I'd hoped to find the quintessential romance novel, but I hadn't counted on being quite so..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Books Feature by Nora Ankrum

How Austin's Theatrical Couples Keep Romance Alive Love's Labors Won
"...-- like summer camp -- that gives rise to romance. Get within the walls of a playhouse and, as..."

Feb. 9, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Book Festival 2019:
Modern Royalty in Romance
Casey McQuiston and Jasmine Guillory reign over rom-coms
"...and Casey McQuiston fans at Saturday’s Modern Royalty in Romance panel...."

Oct. 28, 2019 Arts Post by Rosalind Faires

"Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance" at the Ransom Center
This evocative excavation into the artist's process of creating art and making books reveals the work of art is the completed book itself
"..."Archaeology and Romance" is set up as a more-or-less chronological walkthrough of..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

“Fool’s Romance / Books From Aeromoto” at the UT VAC
The interactivity of Aeromoto’s installation seizes the spirit of collective action seen in the response to the Mexico City earthquake
"...The "Fool's Romance/Books From Aeromoto" exhibition at UT's Visual Arts Center feels..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Arts Review by Melany Jean

Reading Romance
Jeffrey Eugenides' The Marriage Plot wants to know what love is
"...things in it from depression to religion to college romance," says Jeffrey Eugenides of his new novel – his..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Books Feature by Cindy Widner

'Far Marfa' Captures the Romance of West Texas Outpost
Stateside Independent hosts film's Austin premiere tonight
"...mystery as well as a consideration of art and romance. Meditative, generic, and occasionally exuberant, it is a cinematic..."

Feb. 25, 2013 Screens Post by Louis Black

Romance in Rewrite
An extended conversation with Jeffrey Eugenides
"...Somehow during a brief lull between his (sparkly-sounding) New..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Books Feature by Cindy Widner

Laced With Romance
"...Aug. 17]. Just a quick revision: It's Laced With Romance, not Laced for Romance...."

Aug. 18, 2007 Postmarks

A Fine Romance
This Valentine's Day, Austin is blessed with opportunities to explore romance on stage, and here are some samples.
" Austin last year, you missed a taste of romance as fine as it gets: love songs at their..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Queer Lit: Gina Marie Guadagnino’s Debut Combines Lesbian Romance and Historical Fiction
The Parting Glass makes for an engaging, at times cheesy, read
"...novel, The Parting Glass, a sapphic take on historical romance. Luckily, Guadagnino manages to sidestep these tropes with a..."

March 4, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

Texas Book Festival 2018: Real Romance: Alyssa Cole and Jasmine Guillory
The two on what makes their contemporary love stories sparkle
"...If romance is often perceived as a genre defined by flights..."

Oct. 29, 2018 Arts Post by Rosalind Faires

Reflections on a May/December Romance
The Adults in the Room
"...his issues concerning the lasting effects of his youthful romance, the effect on the film's direction is often obvious...."

Sept. 3, 2010 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Romance Guaranteed
Valentine's Day dinner and dancing
"...and able to dance rarely strikes out in the romance department...."

Feb. 6, 2004 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

BFFs: Lady Bromance or Romance?
Exploring the gray area between friends and girlfriends at aGLIFF
"...they have a crush on. It’s more like a bromance,” says Grano...."

Sept. 10, 2014 Screens Post by Sarah Marloff

Lit-urday: Romance and Cigarettes
Novels perfect for fueling the fire of a summer weekend

June 14, 2014 Books Post by Jessi Cape

Isolation, Death, Romance, Death, Repeat
'Love Eternal' is anything but a minor threat

Sept. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

A Random Desi Romance
The dynamics of a love triangle are in constant flux in this contemporary Hindi romantic comedy,

Sept. 6, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Romancing the Holmes
What inspired Sherry Thomas to turn Sherlock into Charlotte?
"...a blend of YA fantasy (the Elementals trilogy), Victorian romance (the Fitzhugh series), and homages to the Chinese martial..."

Oct. 2, 2018 Arts Post by Rosalind Faires

Only You
"...night sky and Italian spices do not a fine romance make. It's hard not seeing this comedy d'amore as..."

Oct. 14, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Safe Haven
Director Lasse Hallström can't find the pulse in this Nicholas Sparks sudser starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.
" take a hot bath and quick-skim a paperback romance. And that’s okay. Novelist Nicholas Sparks has built an..."

Feb. 15, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Love in the Time of 'Green Darkness'
Don't judge Anya Seton's reissued biographical novels by their romance and bad covers
"...intensely period novels, Katherine is a glorious example of romance in its most classic literary sense: exhilarating, exuberant, and..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

Autumn in New York
"...and I suspect for even the most incorrigible of romance junkies -- the really off-putting aspect of Chen's film..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Poetic Justice
"...King, Joe Torry and Maya Angelou. Subtitled “A Street Romance,” writer-director Singleton's sophomore effort touches the heart more when..."

July 23, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

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