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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Review-Wasted Wizardry

By CinemaSiren | November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The latest foray into the magical wizarding world, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is brought to us by J.K. Rowling. As the film’s screenwriter, it might be proof positive that she is indeed a muggle, and not a witch in disguise.  It’s not the acting or the world-building, the beasts, or the special effects …

Widows Movie Review: Sisters are Stealing it For Themselves

By CinemaSiren | November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Can Viola Davis do no wrong? She’s at it again, making herself Queen of the Heist Genre, with the help of her female co-stars. Widows stars Davis in the new film from Steve McQueen, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Gone Girl novelist Gillian Flynn, as Veronica, a woman trapped by the loss of her criminal husband …

Green Book Review: Feel-Good Friendship Flick With Grace and Depth

By CinemaSiren | November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Green Book Green Book won the Audience Award at the Middleburg Film Festival, along with the 12 other wins it’s racked up. It’s an audience love-fest at every film fest in which it’s been played.  Viggo Mortensen plays bouncer and tough, uncouth Italian-American family man Tony Lip, against Mahershala Ali’s portrayal of Doctor Don Shirley, …

Boy Erased Review: This New Drama Highlights the Hell of Conversion Therapy

By CinemaSiren | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written for the screen, directed by, and co-starring Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased tackles the subject of conversion therapy camps and in-patient clinics that attempt to alter sexual orientation and gender identity.  Starring Lucas Hedges as Jared Eamons, the son of Baptist preacher Marshall (Russell Crowe) and his stay-at-home mom Nancy (Nicole Kidman), the film follows …

Can You Ever Forgive Me? Movie Review: Why You Must See This Fantastic Forgery Flick

By CinemaSiren | October 18, 2018

It’s hard to believe the story in new release Can You Ever Forgive Me?, based on writer Lee Israel’s memoir of the same name.  Starring Melissa McCarthy, it follows Israel’s experiences creating forgeries of letters by famous dead authors and playwrights, including Dorothy Parker, Noel Coward, and Katherine Hepburn. Director Marielle Heller’s film feels like …