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Lost River Review

One of the biggest news stories to come out of the Cannes premiere of Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut was that it was received by a chorus of boos from the audience.While those reports were debunked to be hearsay, or at least hyperbole, the resounding negative press meant that the film was shut away from the world for almost an entire year. 436 more words

'Brooklyn's Saoirse Ronan On Choosing Irish Role "Carefully"; Chantal Akerman Screenings - New York Film Festival

“I thought very carefully about what my first Irish film would be,” Saoirse Ronan told an appreciative Alice Tully Hall audience at Wednesday night’s screening of… 592 more words


First Look: Brooklyn the movie

Once in a while, I bump into a powerful still that frames a moment so perfectly. While I was reading Hello Giggles’ Fall movie releases that we marked on our calendars. 73 more words


Brooklyn (2015)

Written for RAF News Sept 2015

Adapted from Colm Tóibín’s novel, this period drama set in 1952 follows Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) a young Irish wallflower in search of a life with better prospects across the pond, finding not only a job but first love.  327 more words


Toronto International Film Festival: Brooklyn

Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of the USA, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s (Fiona Glascott) home for the shores of New York City. 42 more words

Toronto International Film Festival

Recreating ’50s NYC in Montreal: Director John Crowley on Brooklyn at TIFF 2015 | Filmmaker Magazine

Just like Colm Tóibín’s 2009 novel, which revolves around Eilis Lacey having to cope with the changes caused by her immigration from Ireland to America during… 15 more words

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Byzantium (2012)

Long story short: Byzantium is an old and empty hotel where Eleanor Webb (Saoirse Ronan) and her mother Clara (Gemma Arterton) seeks sanctuary. They hardly can stay anywhere as they are fleeing from other vampires.  408 more words