Emily @ the Edge of Chaos AWFJ.org Review

By CinemaSiren | May 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Emily @ the Edge of Chaos AWFJ.org Review

Emily Levine, the subject of the quirky 61 minute documentary-of-sorts called Emily @ the Edge of Chaos, was a philosopher, comedian and writer who became fascinated by physics after she was diagnosed with a tumor in her pituitary gland. The tumor had caused a crazy mix of symptoms that led her to question the meaning of …

Reefa AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | April 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Reefa AWFJ.org review

In August of 2013, 18-year-old Columbian-born artist Israel ‘Reefa’ Hernandez was killed by police while tagging an abandoned building in Miami. Through exhaustive investigation, it was discovered he was intentionally tased after he ran from the officers chasing him, some report, with weapons drawn and pointed at him. His death led to protests, and in …

The Marijuana Conspiracy AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | April 22, 2021 | Comments Off on The Marijuana Conspiracy AWFJ.org review

Writer/director Craig Pryce’s film The Marijuana Conspiracy proves that a fascinating, little-known, and rather dark chapter in Canadian history does not necessarily make for a fascinating movie. The basis for the film is a story largely buried in time. In the late 60s and early 70s, the then-prime minister of Canada Pierre Elliott Trudeau was considering the …

Hope Movie AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | April 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Hope Movie AWFJ.org review

Above all, Norwegian Oscar submission Hope (original title Håp) is a relationship movie about messy, committed love. Though the film is centered on someone struggling with cancer, writer/director Maria Sødahl doesn’t create a shiny, Hollywood ‘cancer film’. She reveals many aspects of what it’s like to face mortality, from the perspective of a woman and mother, as well …