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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS Review: Her singing? Torture. The movie? Sublime.

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS Review: Her singing? Torture.  The movie? Sublime. This week offers the perfect counter programming for thinking film fans.  Starring one of the grand dames of cinema, Meryl Streep, FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is helmed by acclaimed director Stephen Frears.  No stranger to working with powerful women in film, Frears has already given us …

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Ricki and the Flash Review: Streep and Co. Take A Sad Song and Make it Better

A longer written review is below: Meryl Streep, or La Streep makes everything better. Ricki and the Flash partners her with Oscar winning writer Diablo Cody and Oscar winning director Jonathan Demme. Add her co-star from Sophie’s Choice Kevin Kline and her own daughter playing her daughter onscreen, and it should be music to our …

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2014 Oscars Predictions and 10 Things You Might Not Know About Them

02/28/2014 OK, movie lovers and Sirenauts, you have only two more days to squeeze in all the nominated movies if you want to offer informed and well researched opinions on the winners of the 86th annual Academy Awards. The program airs live on ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Red carpet coverage begins on E! …

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August: Osage County – Calling All Masochists

January 9, 2013 Imagine taking about a dozen great musicians, giving them the same song, and asking them to all line up and sing it to an audience at the top of their lungs, at different speeds, each with their own Marshall stack of amplifiers. Now imagine the cinematic interpretation of a play about family …

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Hope Springs: Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones Elevate What Should Be Called ‘Mope Springs’: Marriage Melancholia

Friday, August 10, 2012 In a world where teenagers are the stars and films are green-lit based on the number of explosions, it behooves us adults to put our cinematic money where our mouths are and support films with actors who stand for the older members of the audience, especially when these actors represent the …

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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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