“Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs… A madness most discreet, a choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”… so says Romeo. If you’re in the mood for love, read on.
A tender tale of love discovered late in life Suk Suk is from Hong Kong, the star cross’d lovers (played by Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio) are given a firecracker adaptation in Romeo + Juliet 1996, Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) 2020 has all the complexity and sweetness of liking someone in your high school class…with an unexpected guest, Jumbo 2020 proves that we can’t always choose who we fall for and P.S. Burn This Letter Please 2020 is a love letter to the 1950s drag scene and the power of being yourself.
RELATED: More 5 film suggestions to watch
1. Suk Suk
2. Romeo + Juliet
3. Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)
5. P.S. Burn This Letter Please
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Featured image: Production still from Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) 2020 / Dir: Monica Zanetti / Image courtesy: Arcadia Film