romance


Permission – Movie Review   Recently updated !

  Permission   Directed by: Brian Crano Cast: Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens, Gina Gershon, Morgan Spector David Joseph Craig, François Arnaud and Jason Sudeikis Rated: R Run Time: 1h 36min Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance By: Shari K. Green 3 1/2 Frames out of 5   The term, ‘You always want what you can’t have.’ may […]


The cast of “Love, Simon” is going on tour and it’s Powered by your Love   Recently updated !

 LOVE, SIMON will hit theaters everywhere on March 16, 2018!   Everyone deserves a great love story, so Love, Simon has just launched two exciting ways to help make your Valentine’s Day romantic.  First, the cast of Love, Simon is going on tour and it’s Powered by your Love. Give your state some Love (Simon): visit PoweredByLoveTour.com or visit @LoveSimonMovie on Instagram and vote for your state […]


Forever My Girl – Movie Review

  Forever My Girl   Written/Directed by: Bethany Ashton Wolf from the book of the same name written by bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin Starring: Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson, Morgan Alexandria, Grammy Award® winner Travis Tritt and Tony Award® winner John Benjamin Hickey   Rated: PG Run Time: 1h 44min Genre: Drama, Music, […]


Phantom Thread – Movie Review

  Phantom Thread   Writer/Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring:  Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps   Rated: R Runtime: 2h 10min Genre: Drama, Romance 4 1/2 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the best in the business. He has given us Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood and The […]


Call Me by Your Name – Movie Review

  Call Me by Your Name   Directed by: Luca Guadagnino Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel and Amira Casar   Rated: R Run Time: 2h 12min Genre: Drama, Romance 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman, ‘Call Me by Your Name‘ […]


Year by the Sea – Movie Review

  Year by the Sea Directed by: Alexander Janko Starring: Karen Allen, Michael Cristofer, Yannick Bisson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Monique Gabriela Curnen, and Celia Imries   Rated: Unrated Run Time: 1h 54min Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance 3 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   It’s never too late to reclaim your life is […]


Home Again – Trailer

  HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies,” Wild, Walk The Line, Sweet Home Alabama) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on […]


Home Again – Trailer

HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies,” Wild, Walk The Line, Sweet Home Alabama) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters.  During a night out on her […]


SHOOTING STARTS ON “A STAR IS BORN,” STARRING BRADLEY COOPER AND STEFANI GERMANOTTA (LADY GAGA)

  SHOOTING STARTS ON “A STAR IS BORN,” STARRING BRADLEY COOPER AND STEFANI GERMANOTTA (LADY GAGA) Film Marks Cooper’s Directorial Debut   BURBANK, CA – Filming begins today on Warner Bros. Pictures’ reimagining of the musical “A Star is Born,” starring Bradley Cooper and introducing Stefani Germanotta, known across the globe as Oscar-nominated music superstar […]


Paterson – Movie Review

“Paterson”

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani and “Nellie”

Rated: R
Run Time: 1h 58mins

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance

4 ½ out of 5 Frames

By: Shari K. Green

“Paterson” is an absolute pleasure to witness.  One feels honored to be on this… ride.  I say this because it is about a bus driver whose story is delicate, even delectable.  It’s fascinating.  Jim Jarmusch turns a seemingly banal and simple life into a complex, contemplative introspective.  Paterson (Driver) drives a bus for the city of Paterson, N.J. but he’s also a poet.  His hero is William Carlos Williams and deep within he holds a dream to be as good as Williams yet never calls himself a poet, therefore stopping any disappointment that may come from negative criticism.

Paterson sees poetry in all things and one of the factors that has you treasure experiencing this life that Jarmusch has displayed for you is how you absorb Paterson’s poetry.  It’s not only spoken by him, whether in his thoughts as he cruises through traffic, or as he walks his dog Marvin (played charmingly by Nellie), but we also see it scrolling across the screen as he speaks in a composed and knowing tone.  It becomes visually embedded in our minds and we crave more.  His poems are perceptive, analytical at times, logical and illogical.  They’re both abstract and they’re ordinary but they’re sublime.  He writes these poems in a notebook, one he keeps to himself, careful they can never be seen.

We are with Paterson for a week of his life.  He has a girlfriend, has a dog and is methodized, unlike girlfriend Laura (Farahani), who is all over the place.  A painter obsessed with the color black one minute, a baker the next; him a structured poet, her a musician… this week, anyway.  The relationship is sound as they balance each other, or so it would seem… perhaps not?  Do they love each other or are they just putting up with one another for convenience sake?  Upon reflection, you realize there’s much more going on than you first thought.  It can be slow in moments but the movie consumes you, more or less.  It is, simply put, poetic.  Once you’ve seen “Paterson” it will stick with you for quite some time.  The alpha male battle he has with Marvin, also the conflict within himself over what or who he is, is gripping to observe.  Driver does such a remarkable job of bringing levels to this character without nearly uttering a word that he seduces you.  I highly recommend you see this film.  You’ll never see Driver as Kylo Ren again.