LOVE this movie, about a young NYC couple (Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston) who see refuge from failed careers in a commune. Funny!
French / Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya) adapts Haruki Murakami's novel about love, sex, loss, and insanity, set in 1960s Japan. Long, but beautiful cinematic romantic drama.
The rise of Nicolas Sarkozy, and the decline of his marriage is dramatized in this engaging, heavily subtitled, and often humorous political drama. Great performance by Denis Podalydès.
Remember Meg Ryan? Bet she thought she could resuscitate her career with Jane Campion's dreadfully flawed attempt at an erotic, thriller, which is neither. BTW in "the cut" means "vagina" and yes, one of the characters actually delivers the title in a line. Awful.
The original that The Tourist was remade from. French thriller / romance: just okay.
Romance, poetry, biopic period piece, Goethe: yes.
Long distance romance is hard to do. Once again, gorgeous ladies love an average guy. Not bad, if you enjoy this genre. Even better when you consider the budget: under $250K.
Pay attention; this film has it all; characters, story, authenticity, great performances. Artistically executed: beautifully portrays the end of an era. Hiroyuki Sanada is awesome: love him!
Gorgeous romantic drama set in post World War II New Zealand. Great performances and characters. Loved it.
Official Site: http://www.brideflightmovie.com/
Bertrand Tavernier's adaptation of early french novelist Madame de La Fayette's short story is sumptuous and relevant. It's long, and the battle scenes lack the Hollywood / Hong Kong treatment, but it's so gorgeous, and the characters are fascinating: and French! Loved it.
Official Site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/the-princess-of-montpensier