If I had to describe Lady Bird with one word it would be real. This coming of age story for Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson feels absolutely, perfectly, nailed it, real for a certain type of kid growing up in America. Continue reading “Review: Lady Bird”
Lady Bird isn’t about Lady Bird Johnson, my original thought when I saw the title. It’s a mother-daughter story starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Lady Bird”
Brooklyn stars Saoirse Ronan in a visually lush story about the life of an Irish immigrant in the 1950s. Ronan played Eilis, a young woman who goes to Brooklyn in search of a better life. She arrives there with a job and a place to stay. In that sense her immigrant story is easier than many such tales.
The local priest (Jim Broadbent) sponsored Eilis. He arranged night classes in accounting for her at Brooklyn College. She excelled in her studies.
Mild spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Brooklyn”