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The Glorious Labor of LOVING VINCENT; film review and interview with the co-directors

Loving Vincent is the first fully oil painted feature film.  The brainchild of two filmmakers who have worked in animation, special effects, and live action, the film breaks new ground, while being visually stunning and driving a story about the last few weeks in the life an artist who died penniless but is now one …

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Human Flow Review and Exclusive Interview with World Renowned Artist Ai Weiwei

World famous artist Ai Weiwei has released a documentary about the global refugee crisis-Read Cinema Siren’s review and exclusive interview: Human Flow is a new documentary directed and driven by world-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Although he has been making films for decades, this is his first to have a theatrical release. Human Flow …

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Review: Great Hera, it’s Hot!

Such timeliness!  Such hotness! Such consent!  Yes, the story of the man and women behind the making of Wonder Woman, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, written and directed by Angela Robinson, is being released this weekend. Wow, is it a fun, fascinating look at folks in the 40s getting their freak on!  Well, not …

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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Movie Review

If there’s anywhere that All the President’s Men is part of required viewing, it’s in the Washington DC area.  We from the region are so used to politics being a part of our every day life, it takes serious scandal to get anyone to raise an eyebrow.  Depending on age, the attack on the Pentagon, …

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Blade Runner 2049: Denis Villeneuve Creates a New Sci-Fi Classic

You will not be reading about even one plot point in this review.  There will be nothing about Blade Runner 2049’s characters, subject matter, cameos, or philosophical underpinnings.  Not to be self-serving, but since you’ve gotten this far in my critique, I’d like to suggest that unless you have another critic you know and trust to …

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TROPHY: A Great but Gut-Wrenching Documentary Explores the Complicated, Controversial World of Trophy Hunting

Trophy, an exploration of the economics and conservational impact of big game hunting, recently released in theaters, is not easy viewing. This is especially true for those predisposed to having a strong opinion on the subject. Co-directors Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau aim, however, to get a conversation going with conservationists and animal lovers around …

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BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY Review and Interview

BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY Review and Exclusive Interview Coming to an art house near you this weekend is the documentary Birthright: A War Story.  It is directed by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Civia Tamarkin, and co-written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Luchina Fisher.  Why do we need another documentary on what seems to be about the pro-life …

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Stronger review: An Unflinching Biopic of A Man Becoming More Than ‘Boston Strong”

Stronger, a bio-pic about Jeff Bauman, who struggled back after losing his legs in the 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon, is another example that Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays the reluctant real-life hero, is drawn to scripts that don’t sugar-coat or shine experiences.  He clearly likes to portray characters, whether based in reality or fiction, …

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Battle of the Sexes Movie Review

The film about the famed Riggs vs. King match shows how little has changed: This week brings Battle of the Sexes, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the team that brought us the Oscar-winning Little Miss Sunshine, about the 1973 tennis match between the best female player in the world at the time, Billie …

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DOLORES Documentary Review and Exclusive Interview: A Powerful Look at the Life of an Activist

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 …

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