Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (***) but why, exactly?

James does the character a fair tribute. This film succeeds largely due to her great impression of Streep's original interpretation. Like the best retracings of characters, though, she paints enough outside the lines so we get to enjoy some amount of growth, even if we know where her story leads. Lily James deserves better than a sequel like this, even if she helps to elevate it to an above average film.

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Brooklyn (*****) if only every girl was Irish this way

Brooklyn - 2015 Director John Crowley Screenplay Nick Hornby based on the book by Colm Tóibín Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Fiona Glasscott, Jessica Paré There is a symmetry and beauty in the art in Brooklyn that is rarely seen in film. It's a straightforward story of the complicated dream of immigration that takes place … Continue reading Brooklyn (*****) if only every girl was Irish this way