TIFF 2021 Where is Anne Frank? AWFJ.org Review

By CinemaSiren | September 24, 2021 | Comments Off on TIFF 2021 Where is Anne Frank? AWFJ.org Review

We are told in Where is Anne Frank’s prologue that writer/director Ari Folman’s parents were sent to Auschwitz the same week as famed diarist Anne Frank. That was part of the inspiration for this animated feature examining her life from the perspective of Kitty, the imaginary friend Anne chose as recipient of her feelings and experiences …

TIFF 2021 The Starling AWFJ.org Review

By CinemaSiren | September 24, 2021 | Comments Off on TIFF 2021 The Starling AWFJ.org Review

At some point, you’ll be an amateur to loss, but eventually everyone gains expert status. If you think you’re immune, you aren’t. This is something director Theodore Melfi banks on with his new film The Starling, a dramedy in which parents Lilly and Jack Maynard are grappling with grief from losing their baby daughter Katie to …

TIFF 2021 The Guilty AWFJ.org Review

By CinemaSiren | September 24, 2021 | Comments Off on TIFF 2021 The Guilty AWFJ.org Review

“Broken people save broken people.” That’s how Christina Vidal as Sgt Denise Wade explains Jake Gyllenhaal’s character Joe Baylor in Antoine Fuqua’s incredibly tense new film The Guilty. If the movie proves one thing, it’s that nothing is simple, and nothing is what it seems. Here, Fuqua teams up with Gyllenhaal in a pandemic-era story that …

TIFF 2021 Encounter AWFJ.org Review

By CinemaSiren | September 17, 2021 | Comments Off on TIFF 2021 Encounter AWFJ.org Review

An alien threat leads decorated soldier Malik (Riz Ahmed) to kidnap his sons Jay (Lucian-River Chauhan) and Bobby (Aditya Geddada) and take them across the Southwest desert highways in Encounter, the latest genre-bender by English director Michael Pearce. The film, which is also co-written by Pearce, affirms him as a talent with vision, showing he has …