Category Archive: Romance

Her

Director Spike Jonze has done some interesting work, but please do not compare this film to either Being John Malkovich (1999) or Adaptation (2002).

Kill Your Darlings

Though the film contains some very good performances, my overall reaction was captured long ago by the famous words of Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront (1954), and I paraphrase,  “It coulda been… Continue reading

The Spectacular Now

Rating: Shallene Woodley is as unforgettable here as she was in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants (2011), and she reminds everyone that the key to being 18 is not to lose focus.

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

Rating: Shakespeare knew that love is indeed a many splendored thing despite its journey down some confusing, winding roads.

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Rating: Director Baz Luhrmann has recreated the magic of his memorable Moulin Rouge (2001). See it on the big screen and enjoy.

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

How can you possibly resist a film that dismisses witches with the same energy that it dismisses homosexuals, liberals and Democrats? It’s almost like crashing a Tea Party gathering.

A Royal Affair

This is a radiant film that blends intelligence, sex and power. Good guys may die hard, but it still amounts to a noble ride. Rating: See it on a big screen, as it… Continue reading

Warm Bodies

My grandson, Conner, and I decided to tell my foreign exchange student, Thamer, to see this film. In helping him adjust to American girls from his Saudi experience, impersonating a loving zombie may… Continue reading

Rust and Bone

Who could ever fault a film involving extremely sensuous sexual encounters by a double amputee? Rating: Can be seen in or out of the theater, but remember it is in French with English… Continue reading

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