by Craig J. Clark
Alex Holdridge and Linnea Saasen turn their personal experience into fodder for this slight but charming indie about a frustrated American filmmaker and a Norwegian dancer he loved and lost.
Mel Rodriguez III’s ostensible romantic comedy concerns the on-again/off-again relationship between two intensely unlikeable people, but doesn’t seem to recognize what disagreeable company they make.
Ami Canaan Mann’s third feature offers a refreshingly mature, tender romance between two musicians over the course of a few days in Ogden, Utah. But she retreats to convention when it matters.
The resplendent gardens of Versailles take on heavy metaphorical value in Alan Rickman’s love story about the forbidden romance between Kate Winslet as the garden’s lower-class architect and Matthias Schoenaerts as a royal.
While folding a story of redemption into a modern fable, Terry Gilliam re-created New York in his own image.
Cameron Crowe’s calamitous new film about a cynical defense contractor (Bradley Cooper) who returns to Hawaii on a secret mission has all the elements of Crowe’s previous efforts, but none of the coherence.
The latest from Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess) creates a love triangle between a pair of trainers (Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce) and an awkward millionaire (Kevin Corrigan).
Leah Meyerhoff’s perceptive drama follows a vulnerable, inexperienced 16-year-old who clings too hard to a volatile first love.
Awkward Americanized title aside, this mood-driven, candy-colored French romantic comedy follows its central couple into a survivalist boot camp.
Longtime Argentine film critic Hernán Guerschuny writes what he knows in his mild directorial debut about a film critic who falls in love via all the rom-com clichés he despises in print.
Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza, and Martin Starr are among the talented people wasted in this torturously self-reflexive rom-com about a screenwriter who finds love.
Helen Hunt’s second directorial effort finds her playing an uptight New Yorker changed by California.
As the central sequin in this glittering romantic tapestry, Blake Lively brings subtlety and glamour to the role of a 29-year-old who never ages, for enjoyably preposterous reasons.
Set in the one-day-you’re-in/the-next-day-you’re-out” world of high fashion, Sean Garrity’s ludicrous romantic comedy stars Portia Doubleday as a would-be fashionista who poses as a man in order to get a job in the industry.
This year’s annual Nicolas Sparks adaptation gets by for most of its runtime by being nice and pretty, but it’s undone in the end by Sparks’ perverse need for love to be perfect.
Cameron Crowe’s directorial follow-up to Say Anything… never fully shapes its portrait of Seattle couples struggling with relationships and adulthood, but it remains a fascinating snapshot of a cultural moment.
The story of an American writer having an affair with a French woman on French terms—limited to two decorous hours an evening—works as long as it stays cute and light.
A thoughtful second feature from the team behind Resolution uses the supernatural to explore intimate themes.
Disney cashes in on one of its most storied properties with this retrograde live-action fairy tale, which time-travels back to 1950 while adding plenty of sparkly 21st-century CGI effects.
Writer-director-star Ryan Piers Williams offers a Whitman’s sampler of romantic fizzlings in this uneven collection of vignettes, centered on lonelyhearts in New York.