Ravished by Romance – Before Sunrise’s Antithetical Approach to Love

After a quarter of a century on the big screen, why does Richard Linklater’s seminal romantic piece ‘Before Sunrise’ still resonate with audiences? Joseph Wade explores.

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The Before Trilogy: How to Capture a Moment

A love story is made of moments, and in no place are those moments captured better than in Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy – Sunrise, Sunset, Midnight. Essay on why, by Jack Fanning.

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What Film Can Teach Us About Heartbreak

“Real life is often nonsensical and absurd – if art can truly mirror that experience, something special can occur.” What abstract ideas in film can teach us about heartbreak. Essay by Sam Florsheim.

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Cooper Raiff and the Strength of Vulnerability

Cooper Raiff uses his films ‘Sh*thouse’ and ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ to re-evaluate the limits of masculinity, confronting limited stereotypes to present vulnerability as a strength. Essay by Tina Kakadelis.

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Terrence Malick Films Ranked

All ten Terrence Malick directed films ranked (from worst to best) in terms of quality, creative vision, artistic merit and authorial importance, from ‘Badlands’ to ‘A Hidden Life’ via ‘The Tree of Life’. Article by Joseph Wade.

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Exploring the Great Empathy Machine – Cinema’s Most Romantic Moments Part 1

Exploring the Great Empathy Machine Blog

In his third blog on The Great Empathy Machine we know as cinema, Joseph Wade presents part 1 of a miniseries of posts regarding Cinema’s Most Romantic Moments. He begins with ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ and the line “what if you stayed this time?”

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11 Movies To Watch This Valentine’s Day

11 Movies To Watch This Valentine’s Day as presented by Michelle Kohnen. No matter your tastes, you’re bound to find a good Valentine’s choice here.

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