Tag Archives: Romance [genre]

Paris Can Wait [2016]

I think the amount you like this will be proportional to how much naivety you can conjure because a cynic will really struggle with this film. The cynical view would be that this film captures the fringes of ennui on … Continue reading

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Okafor’s Law [2016]

This was a film written, produced and starring a woman about a guy who bets his friends that he can bed any three ex-girlfriends they choose for him to target within three weeks. The only reason I selected it was … Continue reading

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Their Finest [2016]

I’m not too sure why I opted for this film at this festival. It’s definitely going to get a mainstream cinema release and it’s going to be a big hit. I’ll have 50 more chances to see this. It’s the … Continue reading

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Focus [2015]

The essential element in any film about con artists is the twist ending, where the film reveals the truth to the audience in a moment that links together all the little incongruities and oddities into a coherent narrative that now … Continue reading

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Don Jon [2013]

Using pornography as a central plot point immediately puts Don Jon in a very select group of films. The only other non-documentaries I can think of off hand are Lovelace and Boogie Nights. Both of those focus on the production … Continue reading

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Learning to Drive [2015]

A marriage breaks up after 20 years, and the wife is thus forced to learn to drive. Her instructor is a refugee from political oppression who’s a driving instructor by day and a cabbie by night. Together, they heal, they … Continue reading

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The Lobster [2015]

This is a critic-friendly film, and I imagine generations of English and Film students as yet unborn being tasked with picking it apart scene by scene or even line by line as a master-class on satire and deconstruction. It has been … Continue reading

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