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US review: Invasion of the Bougie Body Snatchers

By CinemaSiren | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

You may soon learn with bone-deep certainty that both scissors and blunt instruments make a real mess when used to end a human life, and it is disconcerting trying to kill someone who looks exactly like you. Welcome to US, Jordan Peele’s second effort as director, producer, and writer. It’s a terrifying bloody mess that …

Mapplethorpe Movie Review: Matt Smith Makes Art

By CinemaSiren | March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Whether you know his work or not, Robert Mapplethorpe remains an important, iconoclastic figure in the histories of both LGBTQ rights and contemporary art. So much so, in fact, that in 2017, Belgian designer Raf Simons built a couture collection, in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, around the famous photographer’s images. Now in theaters, …

Captain Marvel Review: This Superheroine Story Flies High

By CinemaSiren | March 5, 2019

Captain Marvel brings a super dose of woman power to the cineplex this weekend.  Along with champions of parity in film and strong female leads, fans of Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, cat fanciers, and lovers of fun everywhere, you’ll want to be there for it.  There’s one thing you’ll want to know about …

Transit Review: German Auteur Does Dreamy Melodrama

By CinemaSiren | February 22, 2019

Transit, an arthouse release by German auteur Christian Petzold, is based on the 1942 novel by Anna Seghers of the same name, but this adaptation throws the narrative into historical limbo. It creates an eerie cautionary tale, by setting it without further explanation into the here and now, although in truth it exists out of …

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD Review: Ending With the Valentine Edition

By CinemaSiren | February 22, 2019

There’s so much to love in all three of the How To Train Your Dragon films from writer/director Dean DeBlois. The first introduced us to the village of Berk and its quirky inhabitants, brought chieftain’s son Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) together with his brother from another species, Toothless, who was the only surviving Night Fury dragon …

Cinema Siren Interviews on MPAA’s The Credits

By CinemaSiren | January 1, 2019

The Credits, an arm of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), is a group that facilitates in-depth analyses of what makes film-making great. By partnering with many great writers and interviewers, The Credits provides insightful glimpses into a myriad of subjects and figures within the film industry. As one of these interviewers, Leslie Combemale …

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