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BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY Review and Interview

By CinemaSiren | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY Review and Exclusive Interview Coming to an arthouse near you this weekend is the documentary, directed by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Civia Tamarkin, and co-written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Luchina Fisher, Birthright: A War Story.  Why do we need another documentary on what seems to be about the pro-life verses …

Stronger review: An Unflinching Biopic of A Man Becoming More Than ‘Boston Strong”

By CinemaSiren | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stronger, a bio-pic about Jeff Bauman, who struggled back after losing his legs in the 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon, is another example that Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays the reluctant real-life hero, is drawn to scripts that don’t sugar-coat or shine experiences.  He clearly likes to portray characters, whether based in reality or fiction, …

Battle of the Sexes Movie Review

By CinemaSiren | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The film about the famed Riggs vs. King match shows how little has changed: This week brings Battle of the Sexes, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the team that brought us the Oscar-winning Little Miss Sunshine, about the 1973 tennis match between the best female player in the world at the time, Billie …

DOLORES Documentary Review and Exclusive Interview: A Powerful Look at the Life of an Activist

By CinemaSiren | September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dolores, a new documentary about the co-founder of the United Farm Workers, sheds light on one of the many important female figures of change in the 20th century who have not gotten their due. You know who coined the famous slogan “Si se Puede”, or YES WE CAN? No, it wasn’t Cesar Chavez, and it wasn’t …

Crown Heights Review and Interview: A Moving Story of Justice in an Unjust World

By CinemaSiren | September 1, 2017

Opening this weekend is Crown Heights, a new film from writer/director Matt Ruskin. It is based on a true story that is both horrifying and all too timely. It also illustrates the best and worst of what humanity can be. A teenager was gunned down in Brooklyn, New York in 1980, and the police arrested …