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Call Me By Your Name Review: A Transcendent Tale of Two Men in Love

By CinemaSiren | December 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

This weekend, Call Me By Your Name, the spellbinding meditation on coming-of-age as a gay young man in 80s rural Italy lands in art houses around the country.  It is a lyrical, mesmerizing, experience at the cinema that numbers among the best movies of the year. It is also one of the most moving portrayals …

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Review- The Character Development is Strong With This One

By CinemaSiren | December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is so good that it will thrill and surprise everyone from the first generation of fans to its newest recruit. It reaffirm to all the power of the force. This film, as written and directed by Rian Johnson, moves the saga forward dramatically, but in truth, it is all about character. …

GET OUT, BLADE RUNNER 2049, and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI win big in the 2017 WAFCA Awards

By CinemaSiren | December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

This year’s WAFCA Award winners were announced today.  When I opened my super-secret email letting the critics who are part of the Washington Area Film Critics Association know about the winners, I was pretty stunned.  I voted for Get Out as Best Film, but I didn’t imagine many of my colleagues would.  For me, the …

CREATING COCO: An interview with Pixar’s Jason Katz, Story Supervisor

By CinemaSiren | November 24, 2017

The new Pixar film Coco speaks about ancestral ties, remembrance, and celebration. It is a story that follows young musician Miguel on his journey into the Land of the Dead to solve a family mystery, embrace his passion for music, and create his own destiny. I interviewed Story Supervisor Jason Katz, who has had a hand in …

The real-life Heroines of the New Netflix Short Documentary Heroin(e)

By CinemaSiren | November 20, 2017

Sometimes it just takes seeing people actively making a difference, approaching what they do with a balance of realism and tenaciously optimism, to remind us we really can change the world, even if it’s in some small way.  The women of the documentary short Heroin(e) are saving lives and helping people change their circumstances every …