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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review- Fallen Franchise

By CinemaSiren | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1993, the wonder-filled, exciting, dino-tastic film Jurassic Park came to theaters, creating a franchise and fans around the world. I was one of them, and to this day, I love that movie. In fact, John Alvin, a film artist I represent in my other life as gallery owner of ArtInsights in Reston Town Center, …

Incredibles 2 review: Worth the Wait and Super Satisfying

By CinemaSiren | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been over a decade since Pixar’s The Incredibles charmed and entertained audiences, with its whirlwind of snappy graphics, fast-paced story,  and delightful characters, rendering it a studio favorite to many.  Now, after much waiting, comes Incredibles 2.  Clearly it can’t match the quality of the first, right? Sequels almost never do.  Almost.  Prepare to be …

Nancy & Ocean’s 8 Movie Reviews: Women Rule these June Joints

By CinemaSiren | June 5, 2018

Complicated, multi-dimensional female characters are rarely portrayed onscreen.  It is even less common to see one that leaves the audience conflicted.  Those making decisions in Hollywood think surprises in the form of complicated women can be bad for business.  The result is that the 51% of filmgoers, aka WOMEN, are mostly treated to some version …

Cinema Siren Interviews on MPAA’s TheCredits

By CinemaSiren | June 2, 2018

The Credits, an arm of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), is a group that facilitates in-depth analyses of what makes film-making great. By partnering with many great writers and interviewers, The Credits provides insightful glimpses into a myriad of subjects and figures within the film industry. As one of these interviewers, Leslie Combemale …

Solo: A Star Wars Story Movie Review – Fun with Ron and Han

By CinemaSiren | May 24, 2018

The newest release from the unstoppable folks at LucasFilm is the much discussed Solo: A Star Wars Story is happening after much hand-wringing about a game of directors musical chairs and a series of reshoots.  How could it possibly result in an entertaining film filled with fun and panache? And yet…Here we are.  May the …