2020s

Tribeca 2021 Review: Hannah Marks’ ‘Mark, Mary & Some Other People’

Cinema by its nature acts as a makeshift time capsule, yet one genre that puts social change through the decades into the starkest relief is the romantic comedy. Each era of the rom-com explores the constantly shifting norms that American courtship and sexuality have gone through, and that exploration has only shifted faster ever since the sexual revolution of the late 60s and that era’s concurrent new permissiveness in the movies. Yet, as someone once said, the more things change, the more they stay the same, with the trappings and details of the genre changing with the times while the core emotions and themes seeming to hold steady. This is the best way to describe Mark, Mary & Some Other People, a rom-com that couldn’t be mor
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