Check out the latest news, reviews and trailers of romantic movies from around the world. Includes links to watch a free movie online at SBS On Demand (where available). 

The Prince look and the Prince sound collide with spectacular – and often brutal – results in the legendary ‘Purple Rain’, on SBS this Friday.
The front cover of the 1984 soundtrack to the film Purple Rain features one of the most famous images of 1980s American pop culture: Prince, straddling a purple motorbike, sits at night outside a yellow-lit apartment where his caped co-star...
Women deserve better erotic romances than this.
Having read the execrable ‘erotic’ S&M novel by E.L James on which it was based, I was pleasantly surprised by the sophistication and humour of the film Fifty Shades of Grey, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and written by Kelly Marcel. I was...
The surface is classical, but the perversity bubbles up from beneath.
The Korean provocateur Park Chan-wook would be the last director I’d have figured would make a lush, romantic, crowd-pleasing melodrama like The Handmaiden, which he adapted from Fingersmith (2002), by the Welsh novelist Sarah Waters. Park is the...
Park Chan-wook's Korean interpretation of Sarah Waters' "Fingersmith" is clever, heady and sensually lavish to a fault.
Boasting more tangled plots and bodies than an octopus has tentacles, South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden is a bodice-ripper about a pickpocket who poses as a maid to swindle a sequestered heiress. His first Korean-language...
Ute comedy's stuck in the middle of the road
A lot of Australian comedy – on the big screen at least – is about mocking people. From Down Under to Fat Pizza vs Housos, poking fun is a core part of our comedic diet. Spin Out takes the opposite approach: this gentle romantic comedy set over a...