Tag Archives: romance

‘Call Me By Your Name’: on the unforgiving pain of first love

Via Wikipedia When I saw the trailer for Call Me By Your Name, the newest film by Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, a car scene popped up that seemed all too familiar: a woman caresses the hair of her teary-eyed son, and they drive in silence as he whimpers. It immediately became clear to me that this was not going to

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“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” captures the heart of adolescence 

Coming-of-age Dramas are, in my opinion, of the most difficult genres to tackle for movie-makers. These films are a culmination of a number of very fragile elements that, if executed improperly, will surely compromise the quality and authenticity of the final product. And seldom have directors succeeded in making a film that speaks to its audience on a deeper level.

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Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett captivate in 50s drama “Carol”

Early in the Summer, I came across a movie that would sit atop my To Watch list for months to come until its release. My anticipation for Carol — propelled even further by its sweep of Golden Globe nominations last week — was through the roof — and for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to see a film directed by Todd Haynes (Far

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Mad Men writer Victor Levin takes the director’s seat for “5 to 7”

It’s been a long time since I wrote one of these, and I think it’s because I haven’t found the right movie to write about. I used to think  that reviewing movies was all about watching the latest films and doing a write-up before your contemporaries. Of course, my love for film is not compromised when I say that. The

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