TIFF 2021 Silent Night AWFJ.org Review

By CinemaSiren | September 24, 2021 | Comments Off on TIFF 2021 Silent Night AWFJ.org Review

Can you remember the first time you really knew you were going to die? You know, when you learned that every human and living being on the planet has an expiration date, including you? What if that date was Christmas, and everyone else was going to die, too? That’s the premise for writer/director Camille Griffin’s …

TIFF 2021 The Electric Life of Louis Wain AWFJ.org Review

By CinemaSiren | September 24, 2021 | Comments Off on TIFF 2021 The Electric Life of Louis Wain AWFJ.org Review

If you have cats in your home, if they are part of your family, it is Louis Wain you have to thank for it. He was the 19th century illustrator of many cat images you’d recognize but might not attribute to him, and he introduced Victorian London to the wonder and joy of cats. A …

TIFF 2021 Mad Women’s Ball AWFJ.org Review

By CinemaSiren | September 24, 2021 | Comments Off on TIFF 2021 Mad Women’s Ball AWFJ.org Review

One of my most powerful cinematic memories is from 1948’s The Snake Pit, starring Olivia de Havilland, who was nominated for an Oscar for playing Virginia Cunningham. That movie, and the book it was based on, literally changed mental health in the United States. In it, Virginia has been sent to a state mental hospital after …

TIFF 2021 Flee AWFJ.org Review

By CinemaSiren | September 24, 2021 | Comments Off on TIFF 2021 Flee AWFJ.org Review

Flee first entered into the cinematic fray at 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where the buzz was nearly deafening, calling it one of the best films, animated or otherwise, of the year. It racked up a slew of awards starting with Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary section, and going on to win Best …