The Immigrant

BBBB (out of 5) Marion Cotillard and her sister arrive on Ellis Island after escaping Europe during World War I, looking forward to a new life with their aunt and uncle who are already established in Brooklyn.  The hopes of the new world are immediately dashed as Cotillard’s sister is taking to the island’s hospital for…

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The Namesake

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel is brought to the big screen by director Mira Nair with wonderfully sentimental results. A Bengali man who has been living abroad goes back to India to find a wife, brings her to New York and they raise two children. The first of them, a son,…

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