Category Archives: Romance

Pick or Pan of the Week: “The Adjustment Bureau”

Pick The Adjustment BureauPICK The Adjustment BureauA fantasy/romance directed by George Nolfi and starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and John Slattery which delves deep into the contention of fate versus free will: do we control the paths our lives take, or is there some kind of greater cosmic being dictating our every move?

In the film, Damon plays David Norris, an ambitious politician who falls in love with a contemporary ballet dancer named Elise (Blunt), who is unlike any woman he has ever known. However, David and Elise sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G is not exactly what the hands of fate, a.k.a. the men of the Adjustment Bureau, had in mind, and they will do everything in their power to keep the forbidden love birds apart.

The Adjustment Bureau takes the whole will-they, won’t -they scenario of typical romantic movies and ups it ten fold with an entirely fresh and original plot and heavy thematic content. This film is not to be missed.

Check out what The Screen Rant has to say about The Adjustment Bureau. What do you think?

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Pick or Pan of the Week: “Blue Valentine”

Blue Valentine pickPICK Blue Valentine – A romantic drama directed by Derek Cianfrace and starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams which painfully charts the progression of a marriage on the rocks that probably never should have been attempted.

At first glance, Blue Valentine seems to be your run-of-the-mill indie drama; it’s ultra depressive and about damaged love. However, with dynamite performances from both Gosling and Williams and compassionate directing from Cianfrance, ┬áthis indie heart-breaker is able to transcend to the next level. Melancholy and broken it is for sure, but Blue Valentine makes acute observations about the characters’ struggling marriage and fluently depicts the roles that class and class values play in the characters’ relationship without coming across as being too piteous.

“An intensely intimate rendering of love that limits itself to that first falling in and that last falling out.” ~Betsey Sharkey

Full Review – Los Angeles Times

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