romance

A Decade Later, How Much Did ‘No Strings Attached’ and ‘Friends with Benefits’ Get Right About Hookup Culture?

This MEL roundtable attempts to separate fact from fiction about how the idea of friends with benefits played out in reel life versus real life, and how much the culture has changed in the last 10 years

The Year’s Most Sensual Love Story Is an Unforgettable Study in Loneliness

The acclaimed Thai drama ‘Days’ depicts melancholy as a permanent condition, which is why the brief moment its isolated characters finally connect is so powerfully erotic

John Cusack Was Once King of the Romantic Comedy Because He Was All Wrong for the Role

The star of ‘Say Anything’ and ‘High Fidelity’ epitomized Generation X’s disdain for mainstream acceptance. But his subsequent career has illustrated the challenges of sustaining a no-sellout ethos.

The Best Movies About Bad Love

Hollywood likes to peddle the concept of soulmates and happy endings. But sometimes the truest — and most interesting — depictions of romance feature troubled couples who probably shouldn’t be together.

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