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Gothic romance slithers onto Apple TV+ with thorny mystery The Essex Serpent
Despite labelling itself as “prestige TV”, there’s more pure period romanticism under this series’ petticoats than expected.
HBO’s The Time Traveler’s Wife twists the brain and heart
Who better to captain the teleplay of a loopy, lighthearted time travel series than Doctor Who veteran Steven Moffat?
Netflix’s romantic LGBT series Heartstopper is a softcore alternative to Sex Education
Is Netflix’s LGBT series a watershed moment for young adult television? Here’s the good and bad.
Instead of watching 365 Days: This Day, just watch porn
Exotic location, Europop song on the soundtrack, sex scene, exotic location, Europop tune, sex scene…
Retrospective: Bram Stoker’s Dracula still pierces the heart, gothic in every sense
On its 30th anniversary, Francis Ford Coppola’s transcendent romantic horror remains an immortal love story.
Retrospective: Scorsese’s period romance The Age of Innocence out-swoons Bridgerton
Longing glances and the touch of fingertips are still crushingly powerful in Scorsese’s Wharton adaptation.
We’re in a lovers-to-enemies arc with Bridgerton’s flat fanfic of a second season
“Makeout fakeouts”, sexy panting, and inaccurate boob-squishing costumes can’t get our pulses racing again.
Be patient with How I Met Your Father, a familiar yet refreshing requel series
Fans of HIMYM might take a while to fall for this serendipitous sitcom, starring Hilary Duff as our new lovesick lead.
Third-date thriller Fresh won’t sate your appetite for scares or laughs
Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan never cut deep enough into their blackly comedic characters.
It can’t commit to a tone, but lush musical Cyrano has its heart in the right place
Peter Dinklage sing-speaks his feelings to us, in Joe Wright’s epic imagining of the 19th century play.
Reality comes crashing into rom-com fantasy in Starstruck’s complex second season
We just want Tom and Jessie to be happy together—but that wouldn’t make much of a show, would it?
J.Lo’s sugary sweet Marry Me is a reflection of the superstar’s tabloid life
Lopez knows a thing or two about saying yes on the world stage of pop stardom.
From a magical mailbox to an unstoppable bus: the 8 essential Sandra Bullock movies
Hurtling through space, driving an unstoppable bus – is there anything she can’t do?!
After We Fell star Josephine Langford chats to us about shooting steamy scenes and coming of age onscreen
The Aussie actor is staying positive, despite COVID measures on set and the turbulent future of her beloved YA character Tessa.
NZ trailer and release date for After We Fell, third film in the After series
Will love see things through or are Tessa and Hardin better off apart?
5 capsule reviews of romantic movies: Stan
Jenna Guillaume’s hand-picked romantic films, tragically not as available on Stan as they once were.
‘Downright liberating’: the first reviews for Greta Gerwig’s Little Women are in
Ronan, Pugh, and Gerwig’s “modern eye” are being hailed by 98% of critics.