Romance

The Taste of Things review – every frame is delectable

By David Jenkins

Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel play late 19th century gourmets in Tran Ahn Hung’s scintillating epic of proto-foodie passions.

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All of Us Strangers review – a supernova of a film

By Hannah Strong

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal are electric in Andrew Haigh's twist on the modern ghost story, adapted from Taichi Yamada's cult novel.

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Poor Things review – Lanthimos at his most playful and comedic

By Savina Petkova

Emma Stone gives a career-defining performance in Yorgos Lanthimos’ opulent provocation about the human body as a nexus for pleasure and pain.

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Fingernails review – lightly effective despite a flawed premise

By David Jenkins

The barroom love-tester is God in this gentle sci-fi comedy with Riz Ahmed and Jessie Buckley as working stiffs at a scientific institute for love.

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Past Lives review – unravels as a marvel

By Rafa Sales Ross

Celine Song's feature debut is a tender exploration of multiethnic romance, complimented by nuanced performances from Greta Lee and John Magaro.

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Passages review – a tantalising romantic car-crash

By David Jenkins

Ira Sachs returns with an intimate, intense three-hander about a Fassbinder-like film director played by the great Franz Rogowski.

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Red, White & Royal Blue review – Uma Thurman steals the show

By Patrick Sproull

A bestselling queer romance novel about a clandestine relationship between a British prince and the US president's son gets a big screen makeover care of Matthew López, with twee but charming results.

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Elemental

By Hannah Strong

Opposites attract in Pixar's take on the rom-com, but a tendency to play it safe means that Peter Sohn's sparky sophomore feature never quite ignites.

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Asteroid City

By David Jenkins

The maestro returns, the patented formula tweaked to blissful perfection in this witty and deeply moving exploration of the tools that we produce to help us see beyond our everyday vision.

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One Fine Morning

By Savina Petkova

Léa Seydoux stars as a single mother entangled in an affair with a married man in Mia Hansen-Løve's powerful eighth feature.

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Other People’s Children

By David Jenkins

Virginie Efira delivers a sublime performance as a journalist who develops a strong bond with her boyfriend's daughter in Rebecca Zlotowski's romantic dramedy.

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Rye Lane

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Raine Allen-Miller's love letter to Peckham is a welcome addition to the British rom-com canon, with standout performances from Vivian Oparah and David Jonsson.

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

By Fatima Sheriff

A filmmaker sets out to document her best friend's arranged marriage in Shekhar Kapur's culture clash romantic comedy.

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More Than Ever

By Laura Venning

Vicky Krieps and Gaspard Ulliel play a couple grappling with a life-altering illness in Emily Atef's sensitive but slight drama.

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover

By Patrick Sproull

A lonely newlywed embarks on a clandestine affair with her gamekeeper in Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s adaptation of the classic DH Lawrence novel.

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Bones and All

By Hannah Strong

Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet play a pair of young cannibals on a trans-America road trip in Luca Guadagnino's sweet, squelchy horror romance.

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Bros

By Hannah Strong

Billy Eichner and Nicholas Stoller's gay rom-com isn't as groundbreaking or as romantic as it likes to think it is.

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