Tag Archives: romcom

Maggie’s Plan review — Awkward in New York

Directed by Rebecca Miller | Written by Miller and Karen Rinaldi | 98 min | ▲▲▲△△ Maggie (Greta Gerwig) is a New York academic who's decided to take fate into her own hands, as she explains to her friends Tony (the current MVP  in modern American comedies, Bill Hader) and Felicia (Maya Rudolph). Unable to sustain… Read More

Magic in the Moonlight review

Written and directed by Woody Allen While there's a certain inevitability to a new Woody Allen movie—he's made one a year since the early 80s, and was pretty quick about putting them out in the years before that, too—going to see one of his pictures and reviewing it in 2014 nearly feels like a political… Read More

My thoughts on Love Actually

  Earlier this month, one of my favourite film writers, Christopher Orr of The Atlantic, wrote a piece excoriating the Richard Curtis film Love Actually. It generated quite a bit of discussion, which Orr kindly gave a nod to in his follow-up piece. He even went so far as to debate the merits of the… Read More

About Time review

Written and directed by Richard Curtis Dear Richard, I've very much enjoyed your work. Especially your writing, going back to Blackadder, The Tall Guy, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and The Girl In The Cafe. Your style is so identifiable—foul-mouthed and hilarious middle-class-to-posh Brits, bumbling, awkward leading men, bland American women, and a… Read More

Enough Said review

Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener Holofcener is the writer-director of a number of awkwardly funny American indie films. To call them comedies, or romantic comedies, is too reductive. They're independent films, and tend to avoid easy catagorization, but centre on urban relationships, about women and men and their friendships and love affairs, with lives… Read More