Love Movie

Just the Two of Us

Valérie Donzelli’s “Just the Two of Us” is reminiscent of the “women’s pictures” of the 1930s and ’40s, films like…

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Solo

Under the glare of fuschia neon lights Simon (Théodore Pellerin) is twirling. ABBA’s “Voulez-Vous” is blaring, and a perfectly placed…

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My Animal

There’s more unconvincing teenage drama than horror suspense in Jacqueline Castel’s “My Animal,” a queer-themed werewolf pic that’s both achingly…

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Love at First Sight

I get it. I know how hard it is to write modern romance. Audiences love them, but it’s increasingly harder…

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My Sailor, My Love

At the heart of “My Sailor, My Love,” the English language debut from Finnish filmmaker Klaus Härö, is a prickly…

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Surprised by Oxford

Both the book and the movie “Surprised by Oxford” take their title from C.S. Lewis’ Christian apologetical Surprised by Joy.…

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Strange Way of Life

It makes perfect sense that a writer/director who adores heightened emotion would be drawn to the Western. At first, one…

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She Came to Me

Writer/director Rebecca Miller somehow manages to make heightened characters feel authentic in “She Came to Me,” continuing to show her increasing…

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Foe

Junior (Paul Mescal) and Hen (Saoirse Ronan) are not a happy couple. The spark of their early love seems to…

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The Persian Version

Leila (Layla Mohammadi) is running down the street with a burqa over her face and cheeky swim bottoms to (not)…

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