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Bathtubs Over Broadway Review: Terrific Doc Celebrates Tractor Tunes and Sunscreen Serenades

By CinemaSiren | December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

On rare occasions, the truly bizarre and the utterly charming intersect. Just such a case can be made for Writer/producer/editor Dava Whisenant’s directorial debut, which mines the strange world of industrial musicals in the new documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway. These productions had their heyday in the 50s through the 70s, and were populated by talented …

Anna and the Apocalypse Review and Exclusive Interview

By CinemaSiren | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

This holiday season, as with them all, film fans are barraged with Oscar contenders, Hallmark Christmas movies, as well as Disney and superhero blockbusters, all vying for attention and box office dollars. Anna and the Apocalypse, which was created on a tiny budget by a scrappy group of Scottish filmmakers, enters the fray with lots …

At Eternity’s Gate Film Review: Dafoe’s Star Gratefully Outshines Schnabel’s Ostentation

By CinemaSiren | November 24, 2018

Goddess knows as an art gallery owner and lover of art history, any story that focuses on Vincent Van Gogh appeals to me.  Just like nearly everyone else, I’m a fan of the artist’s work.  At Eternity’s Gate stars Willam Dafoe as Van Gogh, which seems like a role he was born to play.  Additionally, …

Jinn Review: Mother-Daughter Magic

By CinemaSiren | November 24, 2018

Jinn, a new semi-autobiographical film by writer/director Nijla Mu’min, articulates the challenges many face in some form of other in their own lives, and it comes right on time. A coming-of-age drama about a teen grappling with her mother’s conversion to Islam and her own shifting beliefs,. It shows the sides of the religion not …

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Disney Even Cynics Will Celebrate

By CinemaSiren | November 21, 2018

The quintessential Disney film for cynics, Ralph Breaks the Internet lands in theaters this holiday weekend, with a film I’d alternately call, “Disney’s Death Race 2000: When Friends Collide.” Even those who saw and felt lukewarm about 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph, will find the movie an often irreverent delight.  At one point, the lead character sings …