Faya Dayi AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | August 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Faya Dayi AWFJ.org review

The feature debut of Mexican Ethiopian filmmaker Jessica Bashir, Faya Dayi immerses its audience in a visually rich, hypnotic world that feels as hallucinogenic, languid, and euphoric as a drug trip. Centered in rural Ethiopia, the documentary transcends traditional storytelling as it relays the hopes and challenges of Ethiopians trapped working in the Khat trade. The name …

Curiosa AWFJ.org Review

By CinemaSiren | August 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Curiosa AWFJ.org Review

Lou Jeunet’s woefully off-target and ponderously slow French Curiosa aims for historical illumination, sex positivity, and strong feminist and feminine energy, and misses the mark in nearly every way. I’m all for sexy fun couched in a historically-influenced story, especially when it’s delivered in such a beautiful palette and accompanied by women so well appointed in costume, …

The Faithful: The King, The Pope, The Princess Awfj.org Review

By CinemaSiren | August 12, 2021 | Comments Off on The Faithful: The King, The Pope, The Princess Awfj.org Review

In 2017, Elvis Week and the observance of the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death drew the largest crowd yet in a ritual that has been taking place every year since 1977, when what fans call The King died. On July 1st, 2021, the web, newspapers, and fans around the world joined Princess Diana’s children …

White as Snow AWFJ.org Review

By CinemaSiren | August 12, 2021 | Comments Off on White as Snow AWFJ.org Review

Fairy tale archetypes are front and center in the surprisingly bland French film White as Snow, even with the presence of first lady of French film Isabelle Huppert and Lou de Laâge. Huppert plays the wicked queen to de Laâge’s fresh faced ingenue in a story meant to update and sex up the famed tale, presumably …