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Monday, January 18, 2016

Brooklyn is a sad but amazing film, A+


Above: Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen in the 2015 film Brooklyn
There's movies, and then there's the film Brooklyn. It's a heavy contender in this year's Oscar race, shadowed from awe striking performances by Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen.
Based on the acclaimed novel, Brooklyn might be the best film of 2015 in its own fascinating way. It's a wonderful world to dive into for fans of the book and newcomers. The characters are rich and the screenplay is filled with history enough to make even action movie goers really appreciate it's story. Brooklyn is all around amazing, and to top it off blue eyed indie star Saoirse Roan gives the performance of an early career.
The girl who co-stared in The Lovely Bones is growing up. She gives a tremendous performance as Ellis Lacey, an Irish young woman immigrating to the United States in the 50s. Her acting skills come out full throttle in this film, and she captures the screen from the first moments to the very end. Her unusual looks and style make her different from other actresses her age, and besides them, she can truly act. She gives great care and self knowing to this character. While she's only 21 herself, Saoirse is a beautiful young actress that has a promising career infront of her. Her performance in Brooklyn maybe the best female acting of 2015.
Another acting highlight of the film is Soarise's boyfriend in the film, Emory Cohen, who plays an Italian fellow in Brooklyn looking to fall in love with her. He's almost as good as she is and the young actor is a delight to see on screen and is a promising contender in this year's Oscar race for best supporting actor.
Besides young acting talent, everything about the film Brooklyn is near perfect. Let's be honest, there isn't death in the movie, action films, aliens or super heroes, but that's what makes it so special.
The screen play and adapting screen writing is beyond exceptional in this, and it's beautifully directed by John Crawley, a relative new comer director who did some work with True Detective on HBO.
Although it's an intensely sad film, Brooklyn is one not to me missed. It makes you feel great about watching it afterwards, and few films these days tend do that. It's an almost perfect movie.
A+

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