Story | Aug 29, 2014 | 2:26 PM
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Column | Aug 28, 2014Something wonderful happens in the final minutes of "Love Is Strange." A careful, humble examination of a marriage opens up emotionally, thanks in large part to co-writer and director Ira Sachs' use of a gorgeous lullaby, Chopin's Berceuse Op. 57 in D-flat major. From the moment a key supporting character at last allows himself to grieve the loss of a loved one, up through the ensuing 11 or 12 exterior shots, photographed on the streets of New York alive with renewal and young love, a good film transforms into a very good one. Many, I suspect, will be moved to tears by "Love Is Strange," which Sachs earns the hard way: not by amping up the dramatic situations, but by grace notes and quiet spells cast by all the right actors.
Story | Aug 20, 2014 | 7:00 AM
Story | Aug 13, 2014 | 12:30 PM
"Love Is Strange" is one of the rare movies anchored by gay characters not defined by sex. The story is set in a post-gay-rights Manhattan where marriage is legal for George (Alfred Molina) and Ben (John Lithgow), longtime partners who get hitched in a...
Story | Jun 20, 2014 | 4:30 PM
"Love Is Strange," which stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, doesn't have the set up you'd expect for a film about a newlywed couple. Instead, the film is about a recently married same-sex couple adjusting to separate living situations. The modern-...