Love Story

What Makes a Good Love Story?

Gill Paul | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Gill Paul

In Hollywood, writers of romantic films often bring lovers together in what's known as a "meet cute" - like Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant arguing o...

Read This Story and Have the Courage to Back Yourself

Jojo Furnival | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

How things have changed. How was I so sure of myself when I was two, and 28 years later it's the hardest thing in the world for me to 'back myself'? You know, assert my beliefs, my view, to have the courage of my convictions.

Paddy Power Live Tweets Man's Doomed Attempt To Woo Girl

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

Over the weekend, the early stages of what promised to be a glorious love affair was played out in front of thousands of people on Twitter. Only it...

How to Write a Great Sex Scene (and Whether to Include Yourself in It)

Bill Coles | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bill Coles

What I've realised is that sex scenes are a tricksy little problem for writers of romantic fiction. Do you go for the Full Monty and have page after page of sex in all its most graphic detail? Or should it instead be just a brief lift of the veil? And then what sort of sex are you going to go for?

Lana Del Rey's Homage to Jackie O: National Anthem Video

Kate Lawson | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kate Lawson

So we've seen the teaser and now comes the full vid for Lana Del Rey's National Anthem, which is a cinematic-like visual journey featuring Lana and rapper A$AP Rocky channelling American icons Jackie O and John F Kennedy (with an homage to Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy Birthday Mr President' thrown in).

Pagliacci at the Edinburgh Fringe - But Will Laughter Get Women into Bed?

John Fleming | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Last week, I had a drink with Italian-born British-based comedian Giacinto Palmieri - after seeing the first try-out of his show Pagliaccio which he w...

Star Was 'Stupid' Over Divorce

WENN | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Veteran actress Ali McGraw regrets not demanding more money from her ex-husbands, including Steve McQueen, branding her "romantic" notion of her divor...

The Great Ealing Film Challenge 30: Return to Yesterday (1940)

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

A minor entry in the Ealing canon (still technically a CAPAD production), this feels like one of the transitional films that was produced as Michael Balcon (and others) figured out what kind of films Ealing Studios (as a production company) should, and could, produce.