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The Zookeeper’s Wife: An Inspiring, Timely Story of Holocaust Rescuers

Coming this weekend is a movie whose subject matter, which is based on a true story, will be compelling to many compassionate, loving people. The film The Zookeeper’s Wife asks, “What would you do? Would you risk your life every single day to rescue total strangers?” For Antonina and Dr. Jan Zabinska, who ran the …

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Crimson Peak Review: As Plush as it is Predictable

Guillermo Del Toro has been touting his gorgeously dark haunted period film for over a year now, and his fans are readying themselves to swoop down into theaters this weekend to finally see it from start to finish.  We’ve seen costumes, environments, and a few creepy scenes, but is Crimson Peak going to be a …

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Interstellar Movie Review: Nolan’s Space Spectacle

Nolan Feels His Way to a Beautiful Brainy Blockbuster “Do not go gently into that good night. Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” These lines from a Dylan Thomas poem are used repeatedly in Christopher Nolan’s newest colossal undertakingInterstellar, and this quote, which …

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby “THEM” Review: Of Love and Loss

Monumental loss is, and ever will be, the most tortuous and excruciating experience most will ever go through in their lifetime.  Having had the experience myself, I call it ‘the club no one wants to join.”  Conversely, no one would argue that the most beautiful experience of life is love in all its forms.  Unfortunately …

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January at the Movies….”Mama” and “The Last Stand”

January 19, 2013 January. Everyone knows it is when the mediocre to the truly awful hobble off to die a quick death after beating each other senseless for a quick buck in the box office arena. When a film gets slated for release it is because there are no other contenders to fight for those …

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Lawless – Bloody Good Acting

Monday, September 3, 2012 Just opening on the big screen is Lawless, the story of three brothers who made and ran moonshine in Franklin County, VA. It is based on a book by local novelist Matt Bondurant with a screenplay written by Nick Cave. This indie release, directed by Aussie John Hillcoat, brings together a …

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For Your Consideration: Oscar Acting Preview

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Just in time for the Oscar announcements on January 24—and from the lanai on her January Hawaiian vacation… because movies never rest!—Cinema Siren wanted to mention some of the most notable and favorite performances of the last year. It has been a year full of subtle performances, with far less of …

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