Tag Archives: Saoirse Ronan

Cinema Review – Brooklyn

In the 1950s, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) emigrates from Enniscorthy to Brooklyn. Initially homesick, Eilis struggles to make friends in the big city, until she meets Tony (Emory Cohen), a young Italian man who she quickly falls for. When tragedy strikes and Eilis returns home for a visit, she is forced to choose between the life she left behind and her new one at the other side of the world. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Muppets Most Wanted

In the wake of their hugely successful reunion and telethon to save the Muppet Studios, Kermit and the gang are approached by Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) who wants to manage the Muppets on a worldwide tour. However, the World’s Most Dangerous Frog Constantin – who bears more than a passing resemblance to Kermit – has just been liberated from a Siberian gulag, and it is not long before the Muppets are separated and involved in an international crime circle. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – The Grand Budapest Hotel

In the 1930s, Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes) is the concierge at a famous European Hotel; The Grand Budapest. When one of his most beloved guests dies under seemingly mysterious circumstances, Gustave H and his faithful Lobby Boy Zero (Tony Revolori) are thrown into a world of suspicion and intrigue. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – How I Live Now

Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) is sent from America to live with her cousins in England. Daisy is closed off and angry, but it is not long before she starts to relax in the presence of Edmond (George MacKay), Isaac (Tom Holland) and Piper (Harley Bird). No sooner does Daisy begin to warm to her family, when nuclear war strikes England and she finds herself fighting for survival, and love. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Byzantium

Mother and daughter vampire team Clara (Gemma Arterton) and Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) have always been together, and they have always had to be secretive. Things change, however, when Eleanor finds someone she can confide in and the past catches up with Clara. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Lovely Bones

For some reason I did not see The Lovely Bones when it first came out. I don’t know why. But now that the hype has died down, I am glad that I didn’t.

There was so much press surrounding the release of the movie, Oscar buzz for Saoirse Ronan and the fans of the book coming out and declaring how excited they were to see it translated onto the big screen. Then came the reviews, and any I heard were not favourable. Maybe that was why I steered clear of the movie for a while. Whatever the reason, I am happy I did. Continue reading

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