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Lady Bird – 1:30 & 7:00pm

January 31, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Astor Theatre
219 Main St Liverpool
Students/Seniors $7.00 Adults $8.00
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Introducing…Richard’s Picks

Richard Crouse of CTV’s Pop Life and The Astor Theatre have teamed up to bring you Richard’s Picks. Each month Richard will send us his personal movie selection, made especially for The Astor, along with his review of the movie. We are thrilled to embark on this collaboration with Mr. Crouse.


Liverpool, NS native, Richard Crouse is the regular film critic for the 24 hour news source CTV’s News Channel and CP24. In 2011 he hosted In Short, a series of eight hour long show showcasing BravoFact’s best short films. He was the host of Reel to Real, Canada’s longest running television show about movies, from 1998 to 2008, the host of Richard Crouse’s Movie Show on the Independent Film Channel, a regular pundit for Star TV’s Best! Movies! Ever! and the host of The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen on Rogers Television. He is also a frequent guest on many national Canadian radio and television shows. His syndicated Saturday afternoon radio show, The Richard Crouse Show, featuring film reviews, interviews and news, originates on News Talk 1010 in Toronto. He is also the author of nine books on pop culture history including Who Wrote the Book of Love, the best-selling The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, its sequel The Son of the 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen and the bestselling Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils and Elvis is King: Costello’s My Aim is True. He writes a weekly column for Metro newspaper and his work has also been featured in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, as well as many literary and music magazines.

His new TV show, Pop Life, can be seen on CTV Saturday’s at midnight.


Richard’s Review:

Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig’s skilful handling of the story of Lady Bird’s busy senior year works not just because it’s unvarnished and honest in its look at becoming an adult but also, in a large degree, to Saoirse Ronan’s performance. I have long called her ‘Lil Meryl. She’s an actor of unusual depth, a young person (born in 1994) with an old soul. Lady Bird is almost crushed by the weight of uncertainty that greets her with every turn—will her parents divorce, will there be money for school, will Kyle be the boy of her dreams, will she ever make enough cash to repay her parents for her upbringing?—but Ronan keeps her nimble, sidestepping teen ennui with a complicated mix of snappy one liners, hard earned wisdom and a well of emotion. It’s tremendous, Academy Award worthy work.


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