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Crazy Rich Asians movie review: Represention Matters but Charisma Sells

By CinemaSiren | August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Coming to theaters is the much anticipated movie Crazy Rich Asians, the first all-Asian cast film sent into wide release since 1993’s Joy Luck Club has taken over the entertainment news, which may mean impressive box office numbers.  Great. It deserves them. Based on the best-selling Kevin Kwan novel, this Cinderella tale is filled with …

The Miseducation of Cameron Post Review and Interviews: Real Life Horror with a Splash of John Hughes

By CinemaSiren | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, a film based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Emily Danforth, is directed and co-written by queer American-Iranian filmmaker Desiree Akhavan.  This Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning indie tells a story that takes place in 1993 chronicling the misadventures of Cameron (Chloe Grace Moretz), a teen placed in a …

The Meg movie review: Bigger Shark, Lesser Jaws

By CinemaSiren | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The B-movie blockbuster hopeful The Meg brings terror and the biggest shark ever to grace the screens of a multiplex. It has an appropriately diverse roster to play the usual action roles.  Alpha male muscle comes in the form of Jason Statham as sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor, and standing in for the preresquisite cynical …

Night Comes On Review: A gorgeous study in loss and sisterhood

By CinemaSiren | August 2, 2018

This weekend you can see the new release Night Comes On on demand.  The directorial debut of actress/writer/director Jordana Spiro (of the show Ozarks) is co-written by The Shade Room’s  Angelica Nwandu partly based on the experiences of Nwandu’s childhood. It would never had come to fruition without the Sundance Institute’s Directors Lab and other …

Half the Picture Documentary Review: The Struggle and Commitment of Female Filmmakers Beautifully Revealed

By CinemaSiren | July 27, 2018

Documentarian Amy Adrion has created what amounts to a love letter to female filmmakers in her new film, Half the Picture, which supporters of women in film will love to know is now available on demand*. I was at San Diego Comic-Con last week preparing for and conducting the panel Women Rocking Hollywood, that features …