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Animation Coming to a Museum Near You

If you love animation, and are looking for something interesting to do this weekend, I suggest heading to your nearest museum. Are you surprised I wrote “museum” and not cinema? Well, the fact is, there are several exhibitions happening all over the United States right now which feature animation. A museum setting is a wonderful …

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Maleficent: Revenge Fantasy Fails, While Its Star Soars

   Picture the cult revenge fantasy flick I Spit on your Grave with a happy ending and some magic, and your imagination might approximate the experience of watching Disney’s new release Maleficent, starring a fearless, luminescent Angelina Jolie.  A film that vacillates between torture and bliss, it attempts to alter the story of the basic subject matter with …

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Cinema Siren’s Must-See Movies for the Holidays: ‘Her,’ ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ and More

December 26, 2013   This is a holiday weekend, and we can all use a few hours of escapism between parties or family gatherings, no? Of course! Cinema Siren has just the thing. Here are five movies that have been released in the last few weeks that might be the perfect way to recharge or …

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‘Frozen’: a Cinematic Wonderland

November 27, 2013 Sisters…Sisters…There were never such devoted sisters… This sentiment of Irving Berlin’s lyric from an older Christmas classic is what is at the heart of the new Disney movie being released just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Frozen, which is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s 1854 tale, “The Snow Queen”, gambles by …

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Top 10 Christmas Cartoons of All Time

December 1, 2012   Last year I offered my top 10 Christmas cartoons for the first time. As an animation art gallery owner of 25 years, and an animation historian, I have been studying and enjoying them a long time. What an uproar I caused! I got a veritable avalanche of emails about the cartoons …

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Top 10 Halloween Cartoons of all time

Friday, October 21, 2011   Something about classic scary cartoons stirs up nostalgia more than the average every day animation. Is there something about being scared at the same time as entertained that we hold on to from childhood? Every year at ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery, (home of Cinema Siren) October offers the …

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