Mass Sundance AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | February 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Mass Sundance AWFJ.org review

Somber chamber drama Mass, actor Fran Kranz’s writing and directing debut about two sets of parents dealing and confronting each other after the loss of their sons in a mass shooting is a very tough watch. It teeters at the edge but never crosses the border into grief porn, and that’s to the credit of the …

The Mauritanian AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | February 5, 2021 | Comments Off on The Mauritanian AWFJ.org review

So much star power should amount to a lot more than what audiences will get out of The Mauritanian. Thank the cinematic gods for Tahar Rahim, however, who is the film’s saving grace, bringing appropriate gravitas to his portrayal of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the title role, around which all the mystery and tension of the story …

Promising Young Woman AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | January 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Promising Young Woman AWFJ.org review

Assuming they can get through writer/director Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman without it triggering a PTSD reaction, scores of women who have a part of their brain unwillingly dedicated to the memory of their own sexual harassment or assault will relate to lead character Cassie (Carey Mulligan). So too will the friends of those who experienced that …

Calamity, A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | January 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Calamity, A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary AWFJ.org review

Rémi Chayé returned to the latest Annecy Festival, where his first full length feature Long Way North won the Audience Award in 2015, with the film Calamity, A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary, where the film won the Cristal Best Feature Award, the fest’s highest honor. He had his hand in many aspects of this colorful and arty …