In a Nutshell. Mini reviews of movies old and new. No fuss. No spoilers. And often no sleep.

Monday, 28 December 2015


Director John Crowley's adaptation of Colm Tóibín's novel, Brooklyn, is the type of lush, romantic period drama that proves just because it's all of the above doesn't mean it has to be melodramatic schmaltz.
It's the story about a young Irish woman who immigrates to the United States in the early '50's to find herself torn between what country and life she wishes to live with.
Once again lead actress Saoirse Ronan delivers a mesmerizing sophisticated performance that never tries to outperform her other equally talented cast-mates, including the amazing Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.  Broken up into three distinct parts, the story brilliantly alters it's color palette and style of photography with such subtlety only your emotions will pick up on it.  It's a much-needed quiet little film that sits in the corner waiting for you to discover it for yourself.  The type of good old fashioned storytelling that remains timeless.

4½ barf buckets out of 5

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