Valentine’s Day is Sunday, and to celebrate this annual rush for florists, chocolatiers, and greeting-card magnates, The A.V. Club has rolled out several odes to romantic pop-culture. It’s Love Week, you saps! The festivities continue on this uncharacteristically mushy episode of Film Club, wherein critics (and usual cynics) A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife talk about cinematic love stories, from the Golden Age of 194os screwball courtship to the rom-com dregs of the early 2000s. They close things out with some recommendations for this weekend’s collective date night. Because it’s you, dear listeners, we really love.
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