Movie review: ‘Flora and Son’ an utterly irresistible emotional earworm

Published by
Tribune News Service

Irish filmmaker and songwriter John Carney has never been afraid of a little sincerity. In fact, he’s a champion of earnestness, making big, swoony feelings set to incredible music the core of his filmmaking since his 2007 breakout hit “Once,” which scored the Oscar for best original song for the achingly beautiful love song “Falling Slowly,” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. He wraps his homespun and heartfelt stories, which also include “Begin Again,” and “Sing Street,” in tunes that range from catchy to poignant, and his latest, “Flora and Son,” is no exception. He’s also got a star with…

Read More

Leave a Reply