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Power to the Protest : 5 Inspirational Documentaries to Prepare You for the Women’s March on Washington

By CinemaSiren | January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Perhaps you’ve heard. There’s a peaceful transition of power happening in Washington DC this weekend. Also happening this weekend is potentially one of the largest protest gatherings in recorded history. There are hundreds of thousands making their voices of dissent heard by marching in Washington, but with numbers reaching over a million by being augmented …

SILENCE Movie Review: Scorsese’s Meditation on Faith

By CinemaSiren | January 6, 2017

If God is silent in the presence of human suffering, is he a god worth praising? Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE, a brutal film that leaves the viewer with that question and many others about faith, sacrifice, and what constitutes godliness, is being released nationwide this weekend. This has been the director’s passion project most of his …

The Ten Best Women-Directed Films of 2016

By CinemaSiren | January 2, 2017

The Ten Best Women-Directed Films of 2016 With the beginning of 2017, we have to stay positive about the changes, however slow, that are happening in the film community for women in film.  Parity won’t ever happen without agitating for equality and consideration in terms of women film directors and all production artists working below …

LA LA LAND Review: A Lover of Old Musicals Makes New Hollywood Classic

By CinemaSiren | December 21, 2016

You’ve seen Rogue One.  Now what?  How about seeing the movie that will likely win Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, and might even become you new favorite movie?  How about a movie that is so wonderful, even advance buzz didn’t crush the enthusiasm of hundreds of critics around the world?  Presenting LA LA LAND. …

ROGUE ONE: A Review and 10 Spoiler-Free Things to Know About the Film

By CinemaSiren | December 13, 2016

When a friend asked about ROGUE ONE just after my screening of it, I said, “It’s The Empire Strikes Back, if that movie were a one-off, only ROGUE ONE is darker”…and that’s a good description of it, because this new installment to the franchise, which is a prequel of sorts to A NEW HOPE, could …