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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 …

Action Distraction: The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Logan Lucky reviews

By CinemaSiren | August 18, 2017

There are two action films being delivered this weekend that might be perfect for those needing a break dealing with the reality without resorting to prescription drugs.  That’s what movies are for, right? The first, Hitman’s Bodyguard, is a throwback to the 80s action flicks where quips and kabooms were nearly entirely the basis for success. The …

Step review: Director Amanda Lipitz’s Documentary Shows What Committed Community Can Do

By CinemaSiren | August 3, 2017

New this week in limited release is a documentary from director/producer Amanda Lipitz called Step.  In a new all female charter school called Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, or BLSYW, the step team is influencing the members’ lives both on and off stage. The film follows these girls as they are empowered by their …

Kathryn Bigelow’s DETROIT elicits equal parts rage and heartache

By CinemaSiren | July 28, 2017

Director Kathryn Bigelow not only excels at leaning into difficult subjects from the recent past, she thrives on it.  With both The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, she knew she would be courting controversy by bringing to light aspects of the Iraqi War and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and she did it …