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Choosing life and choosing the present: Cinema Siren interviews T2 Trainspotting director Danny Boyle

By CinemaSiren | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

CHOOSING LIFE AND CHOOSING THE PRESENT: CINEMA SIREN INTERVIEWS T2 TRAINSPOTTING DIRECTOR DANNY BOYLE Cinema Siren had the singular pleasure to interview Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle on the eve of the release of T2: Trainspotting. He talked about the importance of time, working with his amazing cast again after 20 years, updating the “Choose Life” …

T2 Trainspotting review: Choose Life. Again

By CinemaSiren | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Are you ready once again to, as Ewan McGregor’s Renton said 20 years ago, “choose life”?  This weekend, it’s finally time to revisit the story started in Trainspotting, in T2. Both the original and its sequel are helmed by the very diverse Danny Boyle, director of Trance, 127 Hours, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, and Oscar …

Raw review: Eat it up

By CinemaSiren | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a new A-list of female directors building in the horror genre, and that’s a very exciting development. It includes Ana Lily Amirpour, Karyn Kusama, Jennifer Kent, just to name just a few, and it makes sense. If women writer/directors want to subvert expectation in the film industry, create an audience that isn’t skewed towards …

Kong: Skull Island Review-Could and Should Kong Win Big in the Mutants vs. Monsters Blockbuster Showdown?

By CinemaSiren | March 9, 2017

  This week in blockbusters, it’s mutants vs. monsters. Logan is already breaking records, but here comes competition, with Legendary Entertainment and Warner Brothers offering the next big release of their new MonsterVerse. Kong: Skull Island is, like the lead mentioned in the title, a big, lumbering, but huge-hearted creature you can’t help but love. …

Beauty and the Beast Review: An All Female-led Design Team Brings New Beauty

By CinemaSiren | March 3, 2017

Anyone who is in love with the 1991 Disney animated feature Beauty and the Beast has been over the moon about the coming of a live-action version starring Hermione Granger herself, Emma Watson.  The fact that one of its producers, Don Hahn, also had that credit on the original lends some credibility in the “maintaining …