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Little: These Actresses Bring the Fabulous to a Flawed Film

By CinemaSiren | April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Frustrating pacing nearly derails superior performances and great co-star chemistry in the new film Little, a sweet confection still great for a night out with your gal pals. Though it proves itself uneven, it is also a nice reminder to stay anchored to your true self. Comedies celebrating black girl magic are all too rare. …

Superpower Dogs: Make Time to See these Marvelous Mutts in IMAX

By CinemaSiren | April 4, 2019

For all those who cry every time the trailer for Dumbo plays, there’s good news. Cosmic Pictures’s Superpower Dogs, the new IMAX 3D documentary is playing in theaters and at museums all across the country, and it’s an inspirational delight that will only bring joy to animal lovers and fans of superheroes of both the …

The Chaperone Review: Watch McGovern, Mistress of Modulation

By CinemaSiren | March 28, 2019

For women who can’t stand to read one more headline celebrating misogyny and ageism in the headlines,  it’s time for a little pick-me-up. Thank Goddess for Elizabeth McGovern, who will always fit the bill. She brings another breath of fresh air with the new film The Chaperone, which McGovern optioned from the bestselling novel by …

US review: Invasion of the Bougie Body Snatchers

By CinemaSiren | March 21, 2019

You may soon learn with bone-deep certainty that both scissors and blunt instruments make a real mess when used to end a human life, and it is disconcerting trying to kill someone who looks exactly like you. Welcome to US, Jordan Peele’s second effort as director, producer, and writer. It’s a terrifying bloody mess that …

Mapplethorpe Movie Review: Matt Smith Makes Art

By CinemaSiren | March 14, 2019

Whether you know his work or not, Robert Mapplethorpe remains an important, iconoclastic figure in the histories of both LGBTQ rights and contemporary art. So much so, in fact, that in 2017, Belgian designer Raf Simons built a couture collection, in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, around the famous photographer’s images. Now in theaters, …

Cinema Siren Interviews on MPAA’s The Credits

By CinemaSiren | January 1, 2019

The Credits, an arm of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), is a group that facilitates in-depth analyses of what makes film-making great. By partnering with many great writers and interviewers, The Credits provides insightful glimpses into a myriad of subjects and figures within the film industry. As one of these interviewers, Leslie Combemale …

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