The Burnt Orange Heresy AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | February 20, 2020 | Comments Off on The Burnt Orange Heresy AWFJ.org review

There’s something perverse in seeing great actors doing great work in a film that has an extremely problematic script and plot. In the new release The Burnt Orange Heresy, directed by Giuseppe Capotondi and written by Scott B. Smith from the Charles Willeford novel, a collection of endlessly enigmatic actors that includes Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, …

Birds of Prey review: Awesome alt-Academy Awards viewing

By CinemaSiren | February 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Birds of Prey review: Awesome alt-Academy Awards viewing

The Oscars are Sunday night, and as usual, even with the amazing, worthy films that could have been included, it’s the same old white, male-dominated parade we’ve ever had. The exceptions are the ‘fantabulous’ fare brought to you by Bong Joon Ho with Parasite, which deserves all the awards it can get, the great female …

A Simple Wedding AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | February 6, 2020 | Comments Off on A Simple Wedding AWFJ.org review

Let’s be honest. There’s really no such thing as a simple wedding. Writer/director Sara Zandieh drives this home in her new rom-com A Simple Wedding, starring the gorgeous and hilarious Tara Grammy. I love seeing films by women that center on women coming from or representing other cultures. It brings me such joy to see an American comedy …

Beanpole AWFJ.org review

By CinemaSiren | February 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Beanpole AWFJ.org review

There are not enough Tom and Jerry cartoons in existence to compensate for the level of hopelessness represented in the Russian film Beanpole, which won its director/co-writer Kantemir Balagov the Un Certain Regard Best Director Prize at Cannes in 2019. Two women are at the center of a story that takes place in the last days …