Romance films

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Playlist review – relatable, quirky Parisian quarter-life drama
Graphic novelist Sophie is disillusioned with adulthood in Nine Antico’s black and white, Paris-set drama of twentysomething life

Cath Clarke

22, Oct, 2021 @4:44 PM

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After We Fell review – Harry Styles-inspired romance is stupendously wooden
Fans of the YA After series should find something amid the tangled mess of plot, daytime-soap acting and inanimate passion – everyone else should look away

Cath Clarke

18, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Is Needle in a Timestack the most brilliantly bad film title ever? | Stuart Heritage
A sci-fi romance with Leslie Odom Jr, Cynthia Erivo and Orlando Bloom was released today to no fanfare at all. But it should be treasured for its name alone

Stuart Heritage

15, Oct, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Freshman Year review – mortifying mumblecore look at a student hookup
Cooper Raiff stars as an immature student awkwardly adjusting to college life – and the idea that love might not be easy to come by

Peter Bradshaw

30, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Sweetheart review – good-natured caravan-park romance
Nell Barlow is the long-suffering gay teenager who falls for a lifeguard on holiday in Marley Morrison’s likably wistful debut

Peter Bradshaw

23, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Ballad of Billy McCrae review – erotic noir is on rocky ground
This Wales-set tale of sex and intrigue among quarry workers is strangely murky, although the scenery looks lovely

Leslie Felperin

22, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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True Calling review – a government minister goes awol on long night of the soul
A politician’s long night of the soul becomes a confusing debate on the climate crisis in Erik Knudsen’s tiny-budget drama

Cath Clarke

22, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Tape review – Cornish-set folk musical bobs along like a floating flip-flop
A disillusioned musician stumbles upon inspiration in a charming film debut from folk singer Martha Tilston

Cath Clarke

22, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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I Carry You With Me review – hybrid feature charts a longterm love
Heidi Ewing’s first narrative film uses elements of documentary in the true story of a relationship between Mexican immigrants in the US

Phuong Le

14, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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A Brixton Tale review – London girl-meets-boy drama questions the visual narrative
An interesting take on identity, as one half of a young couple videos the other, gets taken over by social commentary

Cath Clarke

13, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The Last Duel review – Affleck, Damon and Driver deliver damp mullets in the fog
An all-star cast and some showstoppingly horrible hair can’t save Ridley Scott’s medieval epic

Jonathan Romney in Venice

10, Sep, 2021 @7:30 PM

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Love, Rosie: timing is everything in this delectable Lily Collins romcom
Sweet without being saccharine, this 2014 gem juggles the dreams of carefree youth and the fallout from when life’s best-laid plans go awry

Vanessa Cryer

07, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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