My favorite film to come out of Sundance this year was Brooklyn, with its emotional core, quiet grace, and a new take on the immigrant experience; it also had fantastic character depth. Words can’t express how much I love this film, and soon it’ll be coming to a theater near you. Hopes are that it will be an Oscar contender, most especially because of the wonderful performance by Saoirse Ronan.

The full synopsis and trailer are below. Brooklyn also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters. Directed by John Crowley with a screenplay by Nick Hornby, the film hits theaters sometime this fall.

Synopsis: Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

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Mae is a Washington, DC-based film critic, entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. A member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), she's a geek who loves discussing movies and TV. She is also a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. If she's not at the movies, she's catching up on her superhero TV-watching, usually with a glass of wine in hand.

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