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LADY BIRD: genuine and entirely fresh

In Greta Gerwig’s triumphant debut as a writer-director, Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan plays Christine, a Sacramento teen in her final year of high school. I’ve seen lots of good coming of age movies and lots of high school movies, but … Continue reading

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another look at BROOKLYN

The Movie Gourmet saw Brooklyn again last weekend with The Wife, and I liked it better the second time around.  That’s saying something because it’s already #4 on my Best Movies of 2015.  (The only three movies that I admired … Continue reading

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BROOKLYN: Saoirse Ronan brings alive satisfying romantic drama

Saoirse Ronan brings alive the satisfying mid-century romantic drama Brooklyn.  Ronan plays a very young woman who leaves her Irish small town in 1952 and, after a difficult start, builds a life in Brooklyn.  When she must return to Ireland … Continue reading

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Hanna: girl power to the max

Here is a paranoid thrill ride starring Saoirse Ronan as a 16-year-old raised in the Arctic Circle to be a master assassin by her rogue secret agent father (Eric Bana), and then released upon the CIA.  She is matched up … Continue reading

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The Way Back

The Way Back is inspired by the story of a 1940 escape from a Siberian prison; three men slipped out of the gulag and walked out of Siberia, across Mongolia, across China’s Gobi Desert, through Tibet and over the Himalayas … Continue reading

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