Love in the Time of Cinema

Rating: Unrated
Love in the Time of Cinema

One perhaps does not expect Mr. Porretto, a specialist in high-tech fantasy, to be dabbling in romance. But this is no mere dabble: as always, his characters are carefully drawn and possessed, not so much of paint-on qualities from the Official Palette, but of human values and frailties, the sort one sees far more on your own block than on [random Netflix offering]. Tim Beaufort, not quite standing in for Porretto himself, is a man from the days when a “man” meant someone with a moral code and wisdom often born of pain; the surprising thing here is not so much that Jana Tyrell (played, inevitably, by Jennifer Lawrence) falls for Tim, but that so few actresses make similar choices in real life.