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 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
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.
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.