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“Love — the only reason that we’re alive.”

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In 2008, I did a Valentine’s Day tribute to great movie couples, from Mickey and Minnie to The Princess Bride and with suggestions for all ages. Here’s a list of five of my all-time favorite falling-in-love (or realizing you’re in […]

As “Eat Pray Love’s” saga of Elizabeth Gilbert finding herself after a devastating divorce comes to theaters, Slate has a terrific gallery of classic post-divorce movie moments, with women signaling their liberation through dancing, revenge, substance abuse — and of […]

Many thanks once again to Cheryl Anderson of the Appleton Post-Crescent for interviewing me, this time about what makes movie romantic. “There are so many movies about love for the same reason there are so many movies about lost treasure […]

Another Valentine’s Day quiz about some of the all-time favorite television couples. How many do you recognize? 1. The very first issue of TV Guide featured the real-life baby of this sit-com pair whose on-screen race to the hospital to […]

Get in a romantic mood for Valentine’s Day with a quiz on some of the classic movie love stories. And then pick one to watch with your valentine! 1. A bookkeeper falls for a baker though she is engaged to […]

My dear friend and fellow critic Tim Gordon always has something interesting to say about movies. I love to talk to him after screenings about what we’ve just seen and how it compares to some of our favorites (and least […]

2008 was not a great year for romance on screen, as I have already noted. But there were four very touching movie love stories that deserve special mention: Wall∙E: Love brought two mechanical creatures to life in this tender romance […]

Idol Chatter has a great post with a list of the best movies about putting your faith in love (and cry in the process). I don’t agree with all of the choices — I find “The Other Sister” and “Stepmom” […]