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Rust Creek Review: An Escape Thriller With an Everywoman You Can Root For

By CinemaSiren | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Director Jen McGowan’s Rust Creek, released in January both in theaters and on demand, is a compelling, exciting, and surprisingly unusual thriller.  Female moviegoers have had to learn to accept that they aren’t going to be represented three-dimensionally in a large percentage of films released. This is particularly true in thrillers, which are often made …

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Review: Barry Jenkins Brings Baldwin’s Words to Beautiful Life

By CinemaSiren | December 30, 2018

A few years ago, the film Moonlight reflected aspects of life for marginalized people of color in a poignant, authentic way that brought attention to its writer/director Barry Jenkins as a filmmaker of note. His new release If Beale Street Could Talk reaffirms the attention and accolades he got were not only deserved, but a portent …

Mary Poppins Returns Review: A Moody, Magical Must-See

By CinemaSiren | December 18, 2018

After much ado and promotion, and not a little worry on the part of fans from the 1964 classic Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins Returns blows into theaters just in time for Christmas. It hopes to make some box office magic, and bring a little joy into what has been a trying year …

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

By CinemaSiren | December 14, 2018

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

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 …