Military Wives AWJF.org review

By CinemaSiren | May 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Military Wives AWJF.org review

In the time of COVID, we all need cathartic relief, comfort, and distraction. Without question, director Peter Cattaneo’s Military Wives, offers all that, and in spades, as the cliché says. That being said, I am someone who is tasked with identifying the bad, good, better, and best of film. As great as this film’s lead actresses …

Bull AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | April 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Bull AWFJ.org review

What cuts the deepest emotionally in Annie Silverstein’s new indie narrative, Bull, is the power of found family. The film centers on struggling 14-year-old Kris (newcomer Amber Havard) who has little to emulate in her own family, as her mother, doing time in the state penitentiary, offers parental advice like punching aggressive schoolmates to show who’s …

Blow the Man Down AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | April 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Blow the Man Down AWFJ.org review

Margot Martindale makes every movie better, but co-writer/directors Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy’s new indie feature Blow the Man Down needs no propping. Folie à deux is in best passive aggressive form when sisters Priscilla and Mary Beth (Sophie Lowe and Morgan Saylor), one a hot mess, and the other her unsure but ever-pliant enabler, fall down …

Banksy Most Wanted AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | April 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Banksy Most Wanted AWFJ.org review

I remember the day that Sotheby’s auctioned off what was then called “Girl With a Balloon”. I had been following the rise of artist Banksy, (whom I will refer to as “they/them, not knowing the artist’s gender for sure), since their early days as a guerrilla street artist. From the beginning, Banksy has broken nearly …