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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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Middleburg Film Fest: MACBETH Video Review- “Out, Damned Plot!”

Full Transcript of the MACBETH Review: Though I saw the upcoming release Macbeth at the Middleburg Film Festival, it arrives just in time for the holidays and awards seasons in the US on December 4th. Nothing is so frustrating as a film or play that dances on the edge of greatness but yet fails miserably. …

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Steve Jobs Video Review: Will It Have you at “HELLO”?

    Full transcript of the review: Steve Jobs is not your usual bio-pic. Directed by Danny Boyle, using Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay and starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs, it focuses, in three acts, on three events in the life of the iconoclast.  With all the movies vying for Oscar attention this time of year, will …

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2014 Oscars Predictions and 10 Things You Might Not Know About Them

02/28/2014 OK, movie lovers and Sirenauts, you have only two more days to squeeze in all the nominated movies if you want to offer informed and well researched opinions on the winners of the 86th annual Academy Awards. The program airs live on ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Red carpet coverage begins on E! …

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12 Years a Slave: Spectacular Suffering

October 19, 2013 I’m sure no one needs to say how important a movie is that takes a book written by a former slave and turns it into a feature film directed by and starring people of color. Good thing then, that 12 Years A Slave is so exquisitely built, so expertly acted and so …

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X-Men: Days of Future Past – Teaser Trailer, Cast Details and More

August 3, 2013 Ever since Bryan Singer, director of the upcoming Marvel X-stravaganza surprised fans at San Diego Comic-Con by bringing all top members of the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past has been in the top of the entertainment news feed. Stories have been multiplying exponentially, as clever, hooking, Web marketing (like the …

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For Your Consideration: Oscar Acting Preview

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Just in time for the Oscar announcements on January 24—and from the lanai on her January Hawaiian vacation… because movies never rest!—Cinema Siren wanted to mention some of the most notable and favorite performances of the last year. It has been a year full of subtle performances, with far less of …

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