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

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 …

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Everything, Everything: Review and exclusive interview with director Stella Meghie

An indie film adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s vivid, enthusiastically received YA novel Everything, Everything is coming to theaters this weekend. Directed by Stella Meghie, who blazed onto the scene helming a screenplay she wrote with Jean of the Joneses, Everything, Everything is a both a coming of age romance, and a dark fairy tale superimposed …

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS movie review: One Young Lady’s Gender-Busting Landscape

A documentary has flown in just when parents of little girls are looking for ways to reaffirm their power, and its name is THE EAGLE HUNTRESS.  The movie follows Aisholpan, a 13 year old nomadic child who lives in the Altai Mountains in Central and East Asia, who decides she wants to become an eagle …

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KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES: A Cinematic Weapon of Mass Distraction

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES: A Cinematic Weapon of Mass Distraction I predict, given the current climate the presidential election has created in the US, there will be historically low attendance at the Halloween holiday horror films usually trotted out this time of the year.  What we all need is a little distraction and light …

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SULLY Movie Review: Precarious Landing

SULLY, the new film directed by Clint Eastwood which stars Tom Hanks as heroic pilot Chesley Sullenberger, takes viewers through the experience of “The Miracle on the Hudson” and its aftermath, showing it as far more than just the harrowing yet successful landing of 155 passengers and crew in the frigid waters of the Hudson …

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS review: Awash in Sadness

When a movie’s tag lines includes “love demands everything” and “let love lie”, you’ve been warned. While those words declare the film a love story, they are also code for “bring tissues”.  When that movie stars three Oscar nominees, the idea is it will be worth it.  THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, based on the bestselling …

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Hello My Name is Doris: Introduce yourself to this charming Indie

HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS stars longtime fan favorite and Oscar winner Sally Field as an aging woman who finds herself through a mixture of mistakes, difficult changes, and exciting new experiences. Hollywood often ignores older actresses, so even for an Indie the stakes are high to find an audience for this quirky tale.  Does …

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THE FINEST HOURS Review: Wonderful or Waterlogged?

Cinema Siren reviews Disney’s new release based on the unbelievably true story of the daring and heroic rescue in 1952 by the Coast Guard. The real event is exciting, and inspiring. Do Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Holliday Granger, Ben Foster and Eric Bana do it justice? Watch: Full transcript: (although, PLEASE watch it, i could …

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Video Review

  What makes another Mission Impossible film worth seeing almost 20 years after the first in the franchise? Cinema Siren tells you in this spoiler-free review that talks about Simon Pegg, the power of Oscar winning writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Newsome, and World Record holder Stig Severinsen, all in under 3 …

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