My Top Ten Saoirse Ronan Movies

Happy 24th Birthday To Saoirse Ronan.

It’s good to see Ronan becoming really famous now. She was very good in Atonement, which was my March Blind Spot film (although I didn’t love the movie itself). And, of course, Lady Bird. It’s very impressive to have already been nominated for three Oscars at her age!

Well, I’m sure this is a top ten I’ll have to keep adding to as she makes more movies. So, for now & ranked by favorite film instead of performance, these are My Top Ten Saoirse Ronan Movies: (FYI – I’m including animated films she’s voiced, which is slightly cheating but allows me to include my beloved Studio Ghibli even though I prefer those without the English language dub) 😉

12. Justin And The Knights Of Valour
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel (amended to add this as I saw it after posting – it deserves to be in the top ten, I suppose, but I hated it)

TOP TEN:

10. Byzantium

9. City Of Ember (I don’t remember a damn thing about this but kind of hated Byzantium, so……)

8. I Could Never Be Your Woman

7. How I Live Now

6. Atonement

5. Hanna

4. The Lovely Bones

3. Brooklyn

2. Lady Bird

1. Arrietty

Movies I’ve Not Seen:

The Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey, Death Defying Acts, The Way Back, Violet & Daisy, The Host, Lost River, Stockholm Pennsylvania, Weepah Way For Now, Loving Vincent, On Chesil Beach

Music Video Friday: Kiesza – Hideaway

With a lack of IMDB guest reviews to post on Tuesdays after next week, I need another “easy post” day. So… How about “Music Video Friday“? 😉

For now I’ll try to do my own IMDB Top 250 reviews on Tuesdays sometimes (which would be good anyway as I’ve become too lazy on that while I had guest reviews to post). That will take up more of my time, though, so on Fridays (for now) I’ll post music videos that I like. I’ve been meaning to do a list of My Top Ten Music Videos for a while (I still might) but when I attempted working on the list, I had well over 50. So I thought it might be fun to just highlight one that I like each week. 

This week’s video is Hideaway by Kiesza, which is a song from a year ago that I’ve kept on my iPod as it’s a great, upbeat song that’s good for the walk to work or while working out. I know “dance” music is much bigger in the UK and this song debuted in the charts here at number one in April 2014 while doing hardly a thing in America & only reaching 51. Do any Americans here know it? I think the video was really popular. 

Anyway! I rarely listen to the radio & my iPod has been filled with the same Seventies & Eighties songs for years. So it’s very likely that this will be one of the most current videos that I post on a Friday but I’ll do my best to not bore you twentysomethings with too much of my “old people music”. 😉

Filmed in one single shot in the streets of Brooklyn, it’s obvious that Kiesza has been very influenced by early Nineties dance & hip-hop (which is probably why I like it). I dig the retro outfit, dancing, and graffiti & like seeing the cab slowly pulling up in the background at the end to get the timing right. Good video & song – there aren’t really enough of those these days! 

**Music chart & video information from Wikipedia