I thought a lot about Nora Ephron when I was making my first film, Romantic Comedy. I thought about how, if the genre was held in the same esteem as thrillers or dark dramas, Ephron—who wrote and produced When Harry Met Sally, and wrote and directed You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and Bewitched—would be considered a titan, as lauded as Scorsese or Kubrick. But as rom-coms are often dismissed or even derided—too fluffy, too feminine—those who make them are This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Four Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 47 Alice Sheppard On dance as a channel to commune with the body—even when it hurts. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Dr. Woo Meet the tattoo artist who's inked LA. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Walt Odets The author and clinical psychologist on why self-acceptance is the key to a gay man's well-being. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 47 A Picture of Health Xiaopeng Yuan photographs the world’s weirdest wellness cures. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Chani Nicholas and Sonya Passi Inside the astrology company on a mission to prove workplace well-being is more than a corporate tagline. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Julia Bainbridge On the life-enhancing potential of not drinking alcohol.