In David Lean’s Venice-set romance, a fleeting love affair prompts a woman’s self-exploration.
Cold War: You’re My Only Home
Two lovers cross boundaries both personal and national in this ambitious, zigzagging love story, one of the most romantic films of this century.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch: She Sings the Body Electric
A work of rapturous energy, John Cameron Mitchell’s beloved debut feature is a freewheeling rock-and-roll musical suffused with heartbreak and pleasure.
Let the Sunshine In: One Love
Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche grapple with the realities of middle-aged loneliness and the eternal quest for companionship in this candid quasi comedy.
A Matter of Life and Death: The Too-Muchness of It All
A feast of sumptuous color and cinematic imagination, Powell and Pressburger’s postwar masterpiece is also a powerful reckoning with recent history.
The Breaking Point: All at Sea
This underappreciated highlight of Michael Curtiz’s filmography grapples with postwar disillusionment and marital strife through the prism of a daylight noir.
Woman of the Year: A Woman’s Place
George Stevens’s Oscar-winning comedy captures the first sparks of attraction that ignited one of the great on- and offscreen romances in Hollywood history.
The Palm Beach Story: Love in a Warm Climate
Money can’t buy love and happiness in Preston Sturges’s classic comedy—or can it?