Imagine what some of our most beloved romantic films would look like if they were made in the 21st century. Laura and Alec of David Lean’s Brief Encounter could have managed their secret meetups over text. Harry and Sally could have checked each others’ okcupid accounts before explaining every aspect of what they seek in a partner over a cross-country road trip. And Ilsa would never have had to get on that plane because, y’know, the war’s over.
One of the highlights of Criterion’s boxed set of the director David Lean’s adaptations of scripts by Noël Coward (coming out March 27th) is “Brief Encounter,” from 1945, about the romantic meeting, in a... Read Post
Watching the unique story of a complex relationship in the new romantic comedy The Five Year Engagement is a purely pleasurable experience. Read Post