‘Brooklyn’ distilled

It’s the ‘fifties again, folks – like ‘Carol’ which I’ve just reviewed, a nostalgic look in the rearview mirror. Irish girl leaves poverty and the Old Country to find a new life and love in America – after a suitable quantum of struggle, of course. Beautifully shot – but whereas the visuals in ‘Carol’ are psychological as well as broodingly romantic, here the visuals are just props for a sentimental journey.

Director: John Crowley. Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen

Verdict: Consumer-friendly, enjoyable. Tea and biscuits.

Travelling through life without a map

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