Romance films

Benjamin Review – The Hilarious Bittersweet Romance of Simon Amstell | Romance movies

SImon Amstell’s funny, charming and irresistibly personal comedy is a nervous romance, in which both parties become Annie Hall. Amstell creates a detailed ecosystem of jokes in the media and film world, and from that cynical backdrop he conjures up a miraculously heartfelt love story that is sweet and poignant in all its awkwardness. Colin […]

Romance films

Examining Borders – Into the woods for a body-horror romance | Romance movies

IIn all its quirk, Ali Abbasi’s film Border is something between a superhero origin myth, police procedure, and body horror romance. It’s about transgression and taboo, crossing borders and crossing boundaries: culturally constructed injustice and socially deplored difference – what anthropologist Mary Douglas called dirt as misplaced matter. The film is based on a short […]