Love or hate Valentine’s Day? Either way, there is a movie for you.


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Love or hate Valentine's Day? Either way, there is a movie for you.

Love or hate Valentine’s Day? Either way, there is a movie for you.

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Golden years’ (2000)

Play on HBO Max.

Wong Kar Wai’s unrequited love story is a feast for the senses. The story takes place in Hong Kong in 1962. Tony Leung plays a reporter who moves into an apartment with his wife, but falls in love with his neighbor, a married secretary played by Maggie Cheung.

The film sets up a delicious vibe, aided by luscious florals that will make you drool in William Zhang Xiping’s costumes, and a heady soundtrack of Nat King Cole standards and Chinese tunes. Sophisticated, savvy and poetic, if you don’t want to skimp on fashion, this is the one for you.



“The unbelievably true adventure of two girls in love” (1995)

Play on standard channels.

Maria Maggenti’s low-budget film about Gen X love is one of the sunnier, sweeter films of the new queer films of the ’90s.

Randy (Laurel Holloman) is a working-class tomboy who develops a romance with wealthy high school classmate Evie (Nicole Ali Parker). Randy is supported by the lesbian aunt who raised her. But when Evie’s mother found her daughter in bed with Randy, PFLAG’s dream wasn’t made of this coming out. In a quirky way, the final scene playfully fulfills the movie’s title promise.



“Love Jones” (1997)

Rent it on most major platforms.

Writer-director Theodore Witcher’s only feature film is this play about the relationship between two Chicago artists: poet Darius (Larenz Tate) and photographer Nina (Nia Tate). Long play).The film explores what happens when there’s no easy answer to that question: it’s the only one?

The film’s soundtrack, including Cassandra Wilson and Brand New Heavies, was a hit, and the chemistry between Tate and Long was and still is. The wizard says he’s still held back by fans who are captivated by his vision of black 20s making art and finding love.



“Love Crazy” (1941)

Rent it on most major platforms.

William Powell and Myrna Loy became household names when they starred as married detectives in the film “Skinny,” when they starred in Jack Conway’s grotesque comedy about a man who pretends to be crazy to stop his wife from seeking a divorce. man. One of the film’s many happy moments is Powell’s cross-dressing as his character’s housewife sister.

In his review for The Times, Bosley Crowther called it “one of the craziest love stories ever made on screen”. How crazy is that? “Everyone who worked on this painting,” he wrote, “must have been rigorously trained in old-school comedy and mad dog eating.”



“Unstoppable” (2003)

Play on HBO Max.

Peyton Reed’s musical comedy is a parody of Rock Hudson and Doris Day’s deliciously frothy film. Ewan McGregor plays a horny journalist who tries to lure a feminist writer, played by Renee Zellweger, as part of his revelations about her push for a gender equality manifesto.

If you like suave playboys, “Sex and the City” sensibilities, extravagant movie dance music and ’60s Givenchy, this is for you.


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‘Gaslight’ (1944)

Play on standard channels.

Ingrid Bergman plays a woman slowly losing her mind in George Cukor’s thrilling psychological thriller as her condoning husband gets caught up in insidious tricks by Charles Boyer that she knows to be true Memory casts doubt.

Bergman, who won her first of three Oscars for her vivid performance as a wife, is on her way to madness. Angela Lansbury almost stole the movie as her sassy maid.



‘Valentine’s Day’ (2001)

Play on Shudder.

David Borinaz and Denise Richards star in this horror film about a murderous mental patient in a Cupid mask who targets a group of women holding ornately decorated Valentine’s Day cards , which reads: “Rose is red. Violet is blue. They need dental records to identify you.” Could the murderer be the nerdy Jeremy they made fun of in middle school?

The Jamie Blanks movie is horribly silly date night fun, especially for horror fans who will appreciate an old-fashioned murder movie with tailored humor and the guy in the necklace .



“face” (1968)

Play on HBO Max.

Trust, friendship, romance—they all unravel in John Cassavetes’ brutally candid film. That’s especially true in this drama about a middle-aged couple (John Marley and Lynn Carlin) who explore ill-fated romantic shenanigans outside their troubled marriage.

Shot with 16mm of black-and-white grain, it’s a harrowing introduction to the shaky photography and uncomfortable close-ups that make Cassavetes’ naturalistic storytelling so moving. Watching this bashing of a fragile marriage is as fascinating as it is fascinating.



“Audition” (1999)

Play on Tubi.

Takashi Miike’s thriller follows a middle-aged widower (Ryo Ishihashi) who auditions for a fake movie as a (creepy) ruse to meet his wife. The woman he falls in love with (Eki Shiina) is a docile ex-ballerina who, as he was meant to be, a torture player and syringe lover, has no interest in her rock ‘n’ roll.

Even if you have a strong appetite for slicing and dice fears, don’t be shocked if your nerves take a hit in this movie, especially when it takes an unexpectedly terrifying turn – and then puts the pedal to the metal superior.



‘enough’ (2002)

Play on Peacock.

Jennifer Lopez could be America’s Sweetheart Bride in her new romantic comedy “Marry Me.” But for the beleaguered young mom she plays in Michael Apted’s episodic thriller, love is sour.

Lopez plays a working-class woman who learns her wealthy abusive husband (Billy Campbell) has been cheating. She and her daughter (Tessa Allen) continued on the run, with her husband following. Desperate to protect her baby, she defends herself, opening a satisfying can of whooping cough in a powerful ending that ends with you needing a cigarette.


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