Paddington 2

The lovably accident prone bear with good manners and a heart of gold returns for another cinematic outing in Paul King’s Paddington 2. Paddington’s first cinematic outing was such a joy to watch that I’ll admit I was eagerly anticipating a second instalment. Everything about the first film fit together neatly and the end result…

Brooklyn

John Crowley’s Brooklyn is a coming of age story for a young Irish woman named Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) who leaves her humble village to make a life for herself in America. The most captivating thing about Brooklyn is how understated it is as an overall experience. There’s very little in the way of conflict or…

On the Silver Screen – Paddington

Michael Bond’s creation Paddington gets the big screen live action treatment in this well put together family film chronicling Paddington Bear’s first days in the City of London. Paddington is something of an adaptation of the first stories starring the titular bear but it’s been so long since I read them that I really can’t…