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Brooklyn: Home Is Where The Heart Is

Most of us have experienced it at some point in our lives. Maybe it hit you when you went away to summer camp for the first time. 647 more words


In Review!: "Brooklyn"

Glossy and gorgeous, John Crowley’s Brooklyn stars Saoirse Ronan as the young Eilis (that’s “ay-lish”) emigrating from Ireland to 1950s New York City, leaving behind her family and small village for the promises of American opportunity. 606 more words

Oscars: Deadline's Pete Hammond Vs. Gold Derby's Tom O'Neil In A Best Actress Race Prediction Smackdown

Following our all-too-public battles over the current state of the Best Picture and Best Actor Oscar race, today I take on Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil in assessing, guessing and blessing the leading contenders, as noted on the Gold Derby website (now part of the PMC family which also owns Deadline).   132 more words


Book, film and cinema review: Brooklyn

I first read Colm Tobin’s book Brooklyn about 4 years ago when I was relatively new to London. The main theme of the book; emigration and loneliness, being torn between a big city and being with your family was something that really resonated with me, although I had yet to find my Tony at the time! 529 more words

London Life

Review: Brooklyn

Making a move from home by yourself is a daunting task, and one that I took six months ago when I moved from Tennessee to Florida — 13 hours away from comfort. 754 more words


"Brooklyn" Review

If there’s one thing to take away from Brooklyn (based on the novel by Colm Toibin), it’s that even the most simple, familiar stories can still feel unique and fresh, even if they never do anything to surprise or change. 568 more words

Brooklyn Review

Home is where the heart is. But what happens when the heart is not able to settle on its home? 603 more words