The Great Muppet Caper is ultimately a metatextual love poem to the magic of moviemaking and its raw, beating heart rests in a tenuous love triangle between Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Charles Grodin.
On the rom-com genre's obsession with numbers, love as algebra, and What's Your Number (2011)
December means one thing: Happy Cruisemas, from our home to yours. This month we welcome back special Cruise correspondent Elizabeth Cantwell to discuss Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky. Surrealist rom com or indulgent puzzle film? Flop or parable?
When I am my mother’s age, I don’t want a lulled pause after my children ask me about Black romantic comedies—I want a rich and immediate answer.
In weaker, lesser, dumber hands, Design for Living is a movie about three horny morons; in Lubitsch’s, all three characters spark and sparkle, an abundance of wit powering them through reckless indecisions.
On Jean-Luc Godard's A Woman Is a Woman, messy relationships, capriccios, intimacy, and being in the middle of everything.
My Best Friend’s Wedding takes an archetype and strays, all while revving up our expectations. It’s enough to make us wonder what film universe we’ve stepped into: is this even a romantic comedy, or have we wandered into a Greek tragedy?
Park Chan-wook’s new film may come to us in the guise of a detective story, a police procedural, even a quasi-erotic thriller. But at its heart, Decision to Leave is really a romantic comedy.