Review: Love Is Strange (2014)

 

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John Lithgow and Alfred Molina deliver a pair of delicate, deep rooted performances in Ira Sachs’ equally beautiful Love Is Strange. After decades as a couple, newlyweds Ben (Lithgow) and George (Molina) are forced to live apart – a situation that not only tests their own relationship, but those of their friends and family. Continue reading “Review: Love Is Strange (2014)”

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Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

In a year of disappointing and miscalculated comedies (Larry Crowne and Chalet Girl are two that immediately spring to mind), Crazy, Stupid, Love is a wonderful return to form. Co-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s follow up to last year’s surprisingly sincere I Love You Phillip Morris is a suitably mature addition to the oft-contrived rom-com genre.

Happily married simpleton Cal’s (Steve Carell) life is thrown into turmoil when his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), suddenly demands a divorce. Now Cal, a man set in his ways, has to adjust to being single, with a little help from ladies man Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Continue reading “Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)”