QuaranstreamFest: Join us for a romantic comedy weekender
Ivan Radford | On 20, May 2020
This Bank Holiday weekend, VODzilla.co is falling head over heels for the romantic comedy all over again, with a weekend season dedicated to cinema’s most under-appreciated genre.
Everyone knows what to expect from a rom-com – and it’s not just romance and a bit of a comedy. But what makes rom-coms such an important part of our expectations of human relationships? What lessons did you learn from them as a teen? Which ones should you see that you’ve never heard of? And why is Netflix so infatuated with making them?
We’ll be tackling all those questions and more with a three-day celebration of romantic comedies. Expect podcast discussions and streaming picks, alongside reviews of hidden gems, deep dives into new and old favourites and an interview with Elizabeth Sankey, the director of the excellent Romantic Comedy, which premiered this month on MUBI.
#RomComWeekender runs from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 25th May. Follow the hashtag to take part – or stay tuned to vodzilla.co/quaranstreamfest for more.
Saturday 23rd May – Rom-coms and Netflix
Netflix’s love-love relationship with the rom-com
The Kissing Booth 2 news
Reviews of The Lovebirds, The Half of It, Love. Wedding. Repeat. and more…
Sunday 24th May – Classic rom-coms
Interview: Romantic Comedy director Elizabeth Sankey
The lessons we learnt from rom-coms
The best classic rom-coms
Reviews of The Apartment, When Harry Met Sally, Down with Love and more…
Monday 25th May – Rom-coms today
How are rom-coms seen today? A podcast discussion
The best modern rom-coms
The best rom-coms on TV
Reviews of Love, 4 Weddings and Funeral (the series), Say When, (500) Days of Summer and more…
What is QuaranstreamFest?
#RomComWeekender is the first weekend season in VODzilla.co’s ongoing #QuaranstreamFest. Since the coronavirus outbreak, #QuaranstreamFest has brought streaming culture to UK living rooms throughout the week, from True Crime Tuesdays and Digital Theatre Thursdays to Film Good Fridays that bring you the best feel-good movies online. And, every Sunday, we go into full-on binge mode with Box Set Sunday recommendations. Combined with family-friendly picks and information on the latest early digital film releases in one easy-to-navigate space, it’s all you need to keep you entertained during lockdown.
Upcoming #QuaranstreamFest weekenders include seasons dedicated to documentaries and action movies, as VODzilla.co continues to bring film and TV fans together while cinemas remain closed.