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Film Review: “Plus One” Offers a Fresh Take on the Rom-Com

Plus One (Jeff Chan/Andrew Rhymer, 2019) 3½ out of 4 stars. Anyone worried about the state of romantic comedies should take heart at the release of Plus One, a delightful concoction from writer-directors Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer, making their … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Long Shot” Is, Indeed, Long, but Mostly Fun

Long Shot (Jonathan Levine, 2019) 3 out of 4 stars. A charming, if overlong, romantic comedy about love, sex and politics, director Jonathan Levine’s Long Shot gives us the unlikely pairing (and coupling) of stars Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen and, … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Juliet, Naked” Delivers Rom-Com for Grown-Ups

Juliet, Naked (Jesse Peretz, 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. An appealing – if sometimes unfocused – twist on the romantic-comedy genre, Jesse Peretz’s Juliet, Naked offers both Rose Byrne (The Meddler) and Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) a chance to be extraordinarily charming … Continue reading

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Film Review: Overly Obsessed with Wealth, “Crazy Rich Asians” Still Delivers Some Rom-Com Goods

Crazy Rich Asians (Jon M. Chu, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. Let’s start with the good: Crazy Rich Asians, from director Jon M. Chu (Jem and the Holograms), features an appealing, almost exclusively Asian cast, in a diverting rom-com confection produced … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amy Schumer Brings Enough Laughs and a Positive Message in “I Feel Pretty”

I Feel Pretty (Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. In Amy Schumer’s new comedy, I Feel Pretty, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, writers of Never Been Kissed and How to Be Single, each take a … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Big Sick” Is the Cure for What Ails Us

The Big Sick (Michael Showalter, 2017) 4 out of 4 stars. Co-written by real-life romantic partners Emily V. Gordon (Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail) and Kumail Nanjiani (same show, plus HBO’s Silicon Valley, and many more), The … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Romantic Comedy To Open FLIFF

What if a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know? That is the provocative question at the heart of TiMER, a quirky and arresting sci-fi romance that will open this … Continue reading

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