Review: Brooklyn

There’s a scene towards the beginning of Brooklyn where Saoirse Ronan, ie Eilis Lacey, folds her arms and watches her best friend cross the room to dance with a local lothario. Ronan’s head is frozen in a side-tilt, lips pursed, eyes glassy. She stands still and stiff. There is something about this moment that captures … More Review: Brooklyn

Review: Birdman

I risk nothing by writing this. This is something Birdman makes clear: the critic risks nothing. But I’ll proceed, tongue in cheek, and see what happens. Riggan Thomas, formerly iconic superhero ‘The Birdman’, is a washed up, possibly schizophrenic, possibly magical, actor attempting to reinvent himself by directing and starring in his own adaptation of … More Review: Birdman