Charlie’s Angels Review

By CinemaSiren | November 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Charlie’s Angels Review

It’s really unfortunate that so few studio films directed by women are released each year, not least because it puts so much pressure on female filmmakers that have been graced with (read: exhausted themselves get to) the rare opportunity. Fortunately, one of the most anticipated of these, Charlie’s Angels, is a frothy, entertaining delight, and …

Shooting the Mob: AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | November 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Shooting the Mob: AWFJ.org review

Shooting the Mafia is a look at Latitzia Battaglia’s career as photojournalist from the perspective of the artist herself, through interviews and voiceovers. It is built from sometimes seemingly random recollections of her life and experience. Filmmaker Kim Longinotto plays sentimental music like O Solo Mio and Volare over Battaglia’s crime scene photos and of the artist in her youth, …

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Review

By CinemaSiren | November 7, 2019 | Comments Off on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Review

In director Marielle Heller’s new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood  Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers says, “If it’s mentionable, it’s manageable.” Though he often explained his philosophy of life in ways both children and adults could understand, this quote truly speaks to the thoughtfulness and intensity with which the iconic television host of …

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound review

By CinemaSiren | November 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound review

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound is in theaters right now, and deserves your money, and your undivided and likely novice attention. Film lovers who seek it out will be schooled and love every minute of it. First responses to the cavalcade of directors and sound artisans director/producer Midge Costin offers, in succession as …