My Dream Beside Me – You’re Never Too Old to Fall in Love

Most romantic comedy (rom-com) movies focus on the young and utterly beautiful.  Ultra-slim girls that lose their high heels down a New York City air vent grating and young men desperately searching for the one that got away.  These movies feed the dream everyone keeps of their younger selves.  But, they aren’t representative stories about finding … [Read more...]

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Hateship Loveship and Everything In Between

Love is never easy to classify, whether you are looking for the words to express it or the stages involved.  That was the point behind Alice Munro’s short story, “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Mariage.”  No matter what order a relationship is meant to follow, it simply does its own thing.  And, the screen adaptation of Hateship … [Read more...]

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Is The Great Gatsby a Love Story?

Love is certainly a theme running throughout the story of The Great Gatsby, but it is hardly the only one.  There is also greed, hope, classism and money.  When it comes to love in The Great Gatsby, it seems that most of it is rather unhealthy love, even if there is a lot of it about. Who Loves Whom in The Great Gatsby? Gatsby seems to love … [Read more...]

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Bright Days Ahead – Marriage and Infidelity in French Culture

The French seem to treat love, romance and infidelity different than their anglophile cousins.  Take the love affairs of the French president as an example.  François Hollande, has split with his long time girlfriend, Valérie Trierweiler, who was effectively serving as the country’s first lady.  This separation followed, rather logically, the news … [Read more...]

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Endless Love –Good for Remembering Your First Love

This newly released remake is a brand new take on the 1981 film with the same name.  According to many reviewers, the latest version of Endless Love is significantly less than timeless, though beautifully shot. But, reviewers and viewers are two different things.  Indeed, anyone hoping to rekindle feelings of their first love, or their first … [Read more...]

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