Brooklyn (2015)

By now it should come as no surprise to you that I like simple stories told well. John Crowley’s adaptation of Colm Toibin’s 2009 novel Brooklyn is one of those stories. Crafted with exquisite, understated finesse, Brooklyn serves as a poignant reminder of just how powerful relatively unadorned cinematography can truly be. The film chronicles the life decisions of Eilis Lacey (pronounced Ai-lish), a young woman in the 1950s seeking to establish a meaningful life for herself beyond the insularity of the small Irish town in which she was born and bred. Continue reading Brooklyn (2015)