Underplayed AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | March 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Underplayed AWFJ.org review

The comment “there’s just something about her I don’t like” written to Canadian DJ and producer Rezz is misogyny disguised as vague criticism. It’s something said over and over in reference to female politicians and female filmmakers, but the film Underplayed shows we can add female electronic musicians to the list of professionals similarly dissed or dismissed. …

Raya and the Last Dragon AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | March 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Raya and the Last Dragon AWFJ.org review

The reliable ‘Disney Magic’ formula is in place but given an appropriate shot in the arm with the studio’s visually flamboyant, culturally expansive newest, Raya and the Last Dragon. It is a welcome return of fan favorite Kelly Marie Tran, who had largely disappeared from public view after harassment by misogynistic Star Wars fan boys. In the …

Coming 2 America AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | March 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Coming 2 America AWFJ.org review

You may wonder if there is only one white person in Coming 2 America’s cast, if the movie is for you. Well, hopefully you don’t wonder, but revel in a rare example, even in 2021, of a film that centers Black performers. Hopefully you have already read reviews on this new release from Black film journalists. …

Writing with Fire Sundance 2021 AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | February 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Writing with Fire Sundance 2021 AWFJ.org review

“Instead of patronizing me, why don’t you give me an interview.” This is the sort of fearless response offered by one of the intrepid female reporters from the Indian newspaper Khabar Lahariya (Waves of News), which was started and is entirely run by Dalit women. The Dalit caste is considered the lowest, or ‘untouchable’ societal group in …