Author: Jessica Jørgensen

Tanna (2015): Star-Crossed Lovers in the South Pacific

From the island of Tanna in the country of Vanuatu, a group of islands in Melanesia, east of Australia in the South Pacific, comes this heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Yes, the Tanna movie is essentially a tribal version of Shakespeare’s great tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Two young lovers torn apart by intertribal strife and collective customs.

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Love in the Later Stages: 33 Movies About Older People in Celebration of National Grandparents Day

While young love is often the go-to rom-com form, there is something to be said and gained by the examination of “old” love. Love that has weathered a lifetime together. Love that blossoms despite and because of wrinkles and grey hairs. And love that faces the ultimate separation: death. In celebration of National Grandparents Day, I’ve put together a list of movies about older people showcasing love in the later stages, “old” love as it were.

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‘Cold Comfort Farm’ Book Review: A Futurist, Romantic Parody

Thus, begins Cold Comfort Farm, setting the tone for this tale of one young busybody, Miss Flora Poste. Cold Comfort Farm is a comedic novel, a gentle parody of romantic pastoral novels, of societal mores and the like.

It is also a futuristic novel, set in the near future (from 1932), after the fictional Anglo-Nicaraguan War of 1946, in which there are TV phones, and people jet around in private planes, flying themselves here and there.

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Memories of the Alhambra: How to Get Your Son and Yourself Hooked on a K-Drama

Augmented reality, scenic Spanish streets, swashbuckling action, slow-burn romance, a dimpled Byronic hero, Memories of the Alhambra has it all. Memories of the Alhambra is a genre-bending, sixteen-episode K-drama series currently streaming on Netflix.

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