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Adam Driver plays a bus driver and an aspiring poet named Paterson living in Paterson, N.J., in Jim Jarmusch’s aptly titled film “Paterson.” The poetic nature of it all isn’t lost on the movie’s characters … or its audience.
The first trailer for the movie offers a two-minute-30-second look at Paterson’s humdrum daily routine, with a few bursts of excitement when he takes down a gunman at his local bar and evacuates a bus before it explodes.
Paterson is filled with self-doubt about his secret passion — poetry — despite encouragement from his doting wife Rosie (Golshifteh Farahani), an aspiring country singer who wants to move to Nashville.
“As a movie, ‘Paterson’ makes the quiet, contained life of its hero wistfully appealing,” Variety‘s Chief Film Critic Owen Gleiberman wrote in his review of the movie, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
- Joshua Terry
We all have predisposed notions about the infamous “romantic comedy.” As with other genres, there’s a large subsection of offerings, giving it a bad name. But, for every tired, cliché-driven comedy, there is another impressive offering that redefines the genre, garners plenty of laughs, and tells an honest story about love and relationships, however warped they may be. In the coming weeks, we’ll take a look at the fifty romantic comedy films that should be seen. These may not all be classic films, but they certainly put a stamp on the industry and the genre we affectionately call “rom-coms.”
#50. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Most of Wes Anderson’s films could be described as romantic comedies, but his 2012 effort stands out, as its central story focuses on young love and the need to find acceptance. In Anderson’s world, while quirks abound, true connections between characters are commonplace. With Moonrise Kingdom, »
- Joshua Gaul
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