Phenomenal performances from Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen help to elevate 1950s romantic drama Brooklyn in the 2015 adaptation. Irish immigrant Ellis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) finds herself in quite the predicament following her arrival to the United States in 1951. Thanks to her sister’s help, Father Flood (Jim Broadbent) arranges for Ellis to stay at a boarding house in Brooklyn. Finding work at a department store doesn’t really lead to happiness and Ellis begins to…"Brooklyn: Saoirse Ronan is Phenomenal"
Featuring all new music and a completely different cast, Mary Poppins Returns is able to beautifully capture the essence of the 1964 film. Taking place some 24 years following Mary Poppins, a lot has changed. Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) lives with his three children at 17 Cherry Tree Lane. The widowed Michael has three young children: Anabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh), and Georgie Banks (Joel Dawson). Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) has her own flat…"Mary Poppins Returns Captures The Spirit"
Serving as a love letter to Glasgow, Wild Rose shows how far one woman will go if it means becoming a star in Music City. Rose-Lynn Harlan wants (Jessie Buckley) to hit the big time as a country singer but there’s one minor problem–she lives in Scotland. This isn’t to say that pursuing her dreams will be easy because it won’t. Her own economic situation, let alone a drug-addiction past that put her in jail,…"TIFF 2018: Wild Rose"
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! takes us back to the Greek island of Kalokairi for a fun musical journey through time between past and present. If there is one thing that Ol Parker learned from the first film, it’s a little bit of Pierce Brosnan singing goes a long way. Brosnan was heavily criticized for his singing in the first film and rightfully so. This time around, something is different. Brosnan’s singing is more or…"Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again Is A Fun Time"
With the life lessons it offers, Paddington 2 is a film that should probably belong in every movie collection. With Paddington’s Aunt Lucy marking her 100th birthday, he wants to get her the best present possible. This comes in the form of a pop-up book discovered in Mr. Gruber’s shop. In order to afford it, Paddington takes on a series of jobs to get the money…or at least tries to, anyway. It’s only when Phoenix…"Paddington 2 is A Must-Own Film"