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Streaming: the best films for lockdown Valentine's Day
Separated by oceans, time, propriety – or prison – long-distance lovers are a cinematic staple, and perfect viewing for virtual valentines everywhere

Guy Lodge

13, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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52 perfect romcoms for Valentine's day in lockdown
For Richard Curtis it’s Gregory’s Girl, Gurinder Chadha prefers Tootsie and Katy Brand goes for Dirty Dancing. Whatever your relationship status, here are the film and TV romances to curl up with

12, Feb, 2021 @12:56 PM

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To All the Boys: Always and Forever review – enjoyable enough Netflix threequel
The final installment in Netflix’s hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy is an improvement over the second, but still lacks the sizzle of 2018’s original

Adrian Horton

12, Feb, 2021 @2:00 AM

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The Map of Tiny Perfect Things review – charming time loop romcom
Two irresistible performances buoy a fantastical teen romantic comedy about an endless day and the wonder that lives within it

Adrian Horton

09, Feb, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Saving Face: The Half of It director's 2004 lesbian romcom debut was way ahead of its time
Alice Wu’s first feature film could have been a stock-standard star-crossed queer love story, but the Taiwanese-American director had bigger ideas

Jinghua Qian

09, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Tell us: what’s your favourite romcom?
Whether it’s a film or TV show, a golden oldie or a recent release, we want to hear about the romcoms that you always return to

Guardian community team

08, Feb, 2021 @1:25 PM

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A Ghost Waits review – haunting, heartwarming romcom
A handyman cleaning up an empty house falls for a ‘spectral agent’ sent from the afterlife to scare away new residents

Leslie Felperin

26, Jan, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Hear me out: why Gigli isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers championing maligned films is a plea to reconsider Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s Razzie-winning crime comedy

Jason Bailey

25, Jan, 2021 @8:09 AM

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Malcolm & Marie review – furious film-maker takes a pop at critics
Zendaya and John David Washington ham it up entertainingly in a two-hander about a conceited director and his partner

Peter Bradshaw

22, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Hear me out: why Maid in Manhattan isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers defending unpopular films is a reappraisal of the absurd yet compelling Jennifer Lopez/Ralph Fiennes romantic comedy

Ammar Kalia

19, Jan, 2021 @7:33 AM

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Are We Lost Forever review – breakup drama runs out of steam, if not sex
This Swedish relationship drama starts promisingly, but the script is too soapy and laboured

Phil Hoad

18, Jan, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Locked Down review – Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor's pandemic stinker
Undeniable movie star charisma can’t save this torturous misfire about a couple who plan a heist during the London quarantine

Benjamin Lee

13, Jan, 2021 @5:00 PM

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