Media Review – Brooklyn

Eilis, a young Irish woman settles in Brooklyn New York in the 1950’s leaving her family behind. She quickly falls in love with a local boy called Tony. Her world is shattered when a family tragedy takes her home to Ireland where she must choose between the two countries.

Saoirse Ronan (Little Women, Ladybird) brings the character alive with her expressive acting. There are strong friendships between the young women in the hostel which reminded me of the movie Ladies in Black. Her romance with Tony is sweet and his Italian family bring some humorous moments to the movie.

To see ‘Brooklyn’ on our online catalogue, click here. You can also find this film on Kanopy!

Media Review – Ali’s Wedding

4ddccdba8b4859edc7eeff4420532a0f.jpg_image_scaler_650x0This is an Australian movie based on the book “Good Muslim Boy”, by Osmah Sami. It tells the story of of a cleric’s son who tells a lie and is facing an arranged marriage, partly as a consequence of this incident. There are funny moments, an engaging story and an entertaining way to spend the afternoon.

This movie can be streamed from our free online movie streaming service, Kanopy. Check it out here!