Strongly recommended. Screw diversity of color, what about diversity of voice? The Oscars gave only three nods to John Crowley’s (Boy A) near-perfect film, Brooklyn, written by Nick Hornsby (An Education) . . . and no wins. While I’ll stick to Cate Blanchett for an Oscar in Carol, Saoirse Ronan (Atonement) - - an actress I’ve never before praised - - runs Blanchett a close second. The Bronx-born, Ms. Ronan has matured considerably over the last seven years and her effort serves her well herein. But she’s greatly helped by an excellent cast, led by Jim Broadbent (Iris), as a sympathetic priest, and Julie Walters (Educating Rita), as her landlady. Some of the camera set-ups are quite astonishing. In one scene, Crowley dollies the lens past a dockside of Irish folk seeing off America-bound relatives. The expressions are heart-breaking. In this age of easy opinions, the terrible pain of immigration is often mislaid. Not by Brooklyn.