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

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 …

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

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 …

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Middleburg Film Fest Review Roundup

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 …

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

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 …

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The Florida Project: This Indie is a Terrific yet Tough Watch

The buzz on The Florida Project is nearly deafening.  This feature film by Tangerine director Sean Baker is the story of six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Price) and her summer escapades and adventures navigating childhood as one of the hidden homeless. She lives in Orlando with her mother Halley (newcomer Bria Vinaite, who the director discovered on …

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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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