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

By CinemaSiren | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 …

JUSTICE LEAGUE: An Entertaining Mess

By CinemaSiren | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been watching films of the DC Comics Universe directed by Zack Snyder, and you like them, you know what to expect with Justice League.  There are lots of explosions, protracted fight scenes, and dour superheroes.  Sometimes those of us who are fans wish for a little more levity. For better or worse, Joss Whedon …

Greta Gerwig Talks Lady Bird, the Great New Coming-of-Age Film: Film Review and Interview

By CinemaSiren | November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

If I were making a movie with two women playing mother and daughter, Oscar nominated Saoirse Ronan of Atonement, and Brooklyn,  and Emmy and Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf of Toy Story, Roseanne, the Steppenwolf Theater and at least 14 Broadway and off-Broadway plays, would be on my dream list.  Apparently Greta Gerwig agrees. Before …

Middleburg Film Fest Review Roundup

By CinemaSiren | October 25, 2017

Mudbound, Call Me By Your Name, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Lady Bird are some of 2017’s best films: On the weekend of October 20th, the 5th annual Middleburg Film Festival began at and around the Salamander Resort in the upscale, equestrian town, and as they have from its inception, they presented some of …

Animation Insiders Demand an End to Sexism and Harassment in the Animation Industry Today

By CinemaSiren | October 19, 2017

A letter was sent today by 217 women and non-gender conforming folk to over a dozen studios demanding change and an end to sexual harassment and sexism in the animation industry.  Included on the list of recipients are executives at Disney, Sony Pictures Animation, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks Animation, and Warner Bros. Signatures are from people …