Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tag: Saoirse Ronan

Seagull, The (2018)

Title: The Seagull
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Michael Mayer
Written by: Stephen Karam
Based on the play by: Anton Chekhov
Starring: Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, Billy Howle, and Brian Dennehy
Release Date: 5/11/2018
Running Time: 98 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.

The estate is owned by Sorin (Brian Dennehy), a retired government employee, and his sister Irina (Annette Bening), a legendary actress of the Moscow stage. Irina is imperious, narcissistic and selfish, and anxious about holding on to her star status and the affections of her younger lover, Boris Trigorin (Corey Stoll), a successful writer of short stories. Irina constantly belittles her aspiring writer son Konstantin (Billy Howle), perhaps because his existence as a grown man reminds her that age is catching up with her. While he adores his mother despite her cruelty, Konstantin acts out his insecurity and anger by rejecting both her style of theatre and Boris’s writing, declaring them old-fashioned and banal. A dreamer, Konstantin declares he will create bold and superior new forms of theatre and literature.

Konstantin, who grew up on the estate, is head over heels in love with Nina (Saoirse Ronan), a beautiful and naïve local girl who dreams of being an actress. Nina is flattered when Konstantin gives her the starring role in his newly written play, but soon after encountering Boris, she rejects Konstantin, and pursues the handsome and famous writer instead.

Masha (Elisabeth Moss), the forlorn, black-clad, self-medicating daughter of Sorin’s estate manager Shamrayev (Glenn Fleshler) and his wife Polina (Mare Winningham), suffers an unrequited love for Konstantin, who insensitively spurns her. She scorns the insipid schoolteacher Medvedenko (Michael Zegen), who refuses to be discouraged by her rejection and accepts any crumbs of attention she drops him. Polina aches for the charismatic country doctor Dorn (Jon Tenney), who, pays her some attention, but still relishes the connection with Irina with whom he had an affair years ago. The elderly Sorin, long past any hope of romance, lives in a languid state of regret over roads not taken.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


On Chesil Beach (2017)

Title: On Chesil Beach
Rating: R
Directed by: Dominic Cooke
Written by: Ian McEwan
Based on the novel by: Ian McEwan
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West
Release Date: 5/18/2018
Running Time: 110 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Loving Vincent (2017)

Title: Loving Vincent
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Dorota Kobiela, and Hugh Welchman
Written by: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, and Jacek Dehnel
Starring: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory, Chris O’Dowd, Saoirse Ronan, John Sessions, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Aidan Turner
Release Date: 9/22/2017
Running Time: 94 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The credits were presented very nicely as a picture book with the original painting of a character next to the actor in the same costume and pose.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Lady Bird (2017)

Title: Lady Bird
Rating: R
Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Written by: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith
Release Date: 11/3/2017
Running Time: 93 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Brooklyn (2015)

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Title: Brooklyn
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: John Crowley
Written by: Nick Hornby
Based on the novel by: Colm Tóibín
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson
Release Date: 11/4/2015
Running Time: 111 minutes

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An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of Clare Dwyer


How I Live Now (2013)

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TITLE: How I Live Now

RELEASE DATE: 10/4/2013

RATING: R

An American girl sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives finds herself fighting for her survival as the UK turns into a violent military state.

What did you think of this film?


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During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Byzantium (2012)

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TITLE: Byzantium

RELEASE DATE: 5/31/2013

RATING: R

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

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During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Andrew J. for this submission


Violet & Daisy (2011)?

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TITLE: Violet & Daisy

RELEASE DATE: 6/7/2013

RATING: NR

Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.

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Host, The (2013)

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TITLE: The Host

RELEASE DATE: 3/29/2013

RATING: PG-13

When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

What did you think of this film?


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During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Chris N. for this submission


Lovely Bones, The (2009)

TITLE: The Lovely Bones

RELEASE DATE: 1/15/2010

RATING: PG-13

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During Credits? No

After Credits? No


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