NEW AGE ROM-COMS
You heard it here first. Romantic comedies are dead and buried, and a new movie genre has risen: the indie rom-com. Richard Linklater’s latest, Before Midnight, is the third in a trilogy of films that began with Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). Linklater is perhaps the founding father of indie rom-coms.
The Spectacular Now premiered at Sundance, and if follows a high school student who decides to save an extreme introvert from social extinction.
Anna Kendrick stars in the upcoming flick Drinking Buddies, where workers in a Chicago brewery deal with romantic tension over a mutual love of craft beer.