Saoirse Ronan

A sailing yarn for summer; a parson’s turn to social responsibility and a quest for true love by an older woman

And much more: an environmental artist, young love crashing on a beach, colonial errors in South America and a black cop’s misdeeds here in Canada

My VIFF picks: a delicate immigration yarn, two music stars and a crazed Kevin Bacon

Also: love in a tumultuous China, and a magazine that shaped modern comedy

A true beatnik story, some post-nuclear terror, a holiday farce and a minor celebrity’s surprise

Daniel Radcliffe moves on from Harry Potter to Alan Ginsberg and the future beatniks

G.I. Joe for the boys; The Host for the girls, and Spring Breakers for party animals of all kinds, 18 years and older

Saoirse Ronan plays both a human girl and the alien intruder inside her in The Host

Hanna

Saoirse Ronan kicks ass and she knows it. And, she has the benefit of having a great director in Joe Wright. These are two elements you need to make a great movie. While the script has some holes and...