Tagged: romance

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Monday Movie: Sands of Iwo Jima, by David Bax

Allan Dwan’s Sands of Iwo Jima is an all-time classic. Its DNA, a blend of swashbuckling adventure, camaraderie, nobility and solemn fatalism not only informed later World War II projects like Saving Private Ryan (soldiers are killed almost immediately after...

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Photograph: Pictures of You, by David Bax

This review originally ran as part of our Sundance 2019 coverage. Director Ritesh Batra made his name with his lovely feature directorial debut, The Lunchbox, back in 2013, an understated story of a man and woman who become accidental pen...

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Monday Movie: The Graduate, by David Bax

Recently, I was washing my hands in a restaurant bathroom when “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel started playing over the sound system. The man at the next sink, with a quizzical look, asked me, “What is this...

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Monday Movie: Loulou, by David Bax

Almost 30 years after the release of Maurice Pialat’s sometimes hilarious, often uncomfortable Loulou, it would still be seen as a big deal for movie to star both Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu. Here, though, in the early stages of...