When people consider a Richard Gere romance, Pretty Woman immediately comes to mind (which was DQed from this list for being a romantic comedy) — but no one should overlook his earlier, swoonier turn in An Officer and a Gentleman. Based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks, this romance spans decades, flipping between a pair’s first blush of affection in the ’40s and the present-day actuality of how that relationship has reworked in old age. And whereas which may be moving, we generally overlook every little thing that occurs after Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams’ rain-soaked kissing scene. From Barry Jenkins — director of Moonlight, which is its personal sort of romance — comes this James Baldwin adaptation.
Little England is an old style romantic drama, in that it’s sweeping, epic, and could have you hanging on to every last plot twist. Orsa (Pinelopi Tsilika) and Moscha (Sofia Kokkali) are … Read More