The trailer for Brooklyn — Nick Hornby’s adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Colm Toíbin — was released today. It stars the always-excellent Saoirse Ronan as young Irish immigrant in the titular borough, who falls in love with an Italian boy and becomes torn between her past and present, and the identities she inhabits in each period. (Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters all co-star.) Liesl Schillinger said in her NY Times review of the novel back in 2009 that it “quietly, modestly shows how place can assert itself, enfolding the visitor, staking its claim”; the trailer is slightly less modest, and spending even these couple of minutes with it may make you verklempt.
And if that trailer didn’t give you a dizzying rush of feelings, this “open-air house of mirrors” — which was one of the winners of the Museum of Modern Art’s Young Architects Program International, and may be constructed in Chile next year — will at least do the dizzying part. If you’re still feeling completely steady on your feet, Keith Richards is about to take you on a wild, er, “musical journey that takes in reggae (‘Love Overdue’), rock (‘Trouble’), country (‘Robbed Blind’) and the blues (‘Blues in the Morning’).” The “journey” is called Crosseyed Heart, and will be his first LP in 23 years.