Coded Bias documentary AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | November 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Coded Bias documentary AWFJ.org review

Smile, you’re on covert camera. No, this is not referencing an episode of Black Mirror. Director Shalini Kantayya brings us Coded Bias, a documentary that rightly feeds fears on a subject many have blithely ignored, the increasing control technology is having over the world, and in every aspect of life. Worse, it is pervasively anchored in bias, …

Nomadland AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | October 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Nomadland AWFJ.org review

Nomadland, which has already garnered a lot of Oscar buzz for both writer/director/editor Chloë Zhao, and lead and producer Frances McDormand, was featured at the recent Middleburg Film Festival. Based on Jessica Bruder’s award-winning 2017 nonfiction work Nomandland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, Nomadland examines the phenomenon of travelers going across the country in search …

Rebecca AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | October 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Rebecca AWFJ.org review

For those who know and revere the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, which is one of the great classics of gothic romance, this new incarnation of Rebecca, from director Ben Wheatley, is a valiant reinterpretation that is truer to the book than it is to the Hitchcock film, which is as is should be. While some …

Blithe Spirit Middleburg Film Fest AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | October 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Blithe Spirit Middleburg Film Fest AWFJ.org review

A new film adaptation of Noel Coward’s famously ‘spirited’ 1941 play Blithe Spirit is coming to a (insert however the hell we’ll be seeing movies in December) near you, starring pretty pretties Isla Fisher, Dan Stevens, and Leslie Mann, and the Middleburg Film Festival offered a drive-in screening of this fluffy farce, this celebration of cynicism, on …